Eight people were killed after a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the home of a senior police official, Karachi police said.
Jamil Khan, a Karachi police official, said the house was badly damaged but the intended target of the attack is safe.
World leaders will gather in New York to speak at the United Nations General Assembly this week, and one of the more major developments there could be the Palestinian Authorityâ€™s expected move to seek some sort of upgraded status.Â Here is a look at this and other stories that CNN plans on following this week:
Palestinians expected to seek upgraded status at United Nations
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud AbbasÂ said last weekÂ that he would seek full U.N. membershipÂ for the Palestinian territories, likely after he speaks to the General Assembly on Friday. That request would go to the U.N. Security Council, where the United States has vowed to veto the move.
But the Palestinian government also could go to the General Assembly, where only a majority vote would be needed, to gain a lesser status. That would be of a permanent observer state, similar to the position that the Vatican holds. A vote in its favor would be all but assured.
The Palestinians currently hold the status of a permanent observer entity. As an observer, the delegation can speak in the General Assembly but not vote.
What happened regarding a Guinean maidÂ in a luxury New York hotel suite in May was a "moral weakness," French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn said Sunday in an interview with French television station TF1.
He denied any violence or aggression, but said the incident was "an error, a mistake - a mistake concerning my wife, my children, my friends" as well as the French people "who placed their hope for change in me."
The former International Monetary Fund chiefÂ returned to France earlier this month after aÂ long legal battle stemming from allegations made by theÂ maid.
Based largely on the testimony of his accuser, NafissatouÂ Diallo, a grand jury indicted Strauss-Kahn on seven counts - two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, attempt to commit rape in the first degree and forcible touching.
Questions arose over the credibility of Diallo, prompting prosecutors to back off. In August, a New York judge waived the sexual assault charges against Strauss-Kahn.
Strauss-KahnÂ also said that accusations by French writer Tristane Banon that he attempted to rape her in 2003 are "imaginary."
Parishioners at a Lakeland, Florida, church tackled a gunman who allegedly shot the pastor and associate pastor on Sunday, holding the suspect until police arrived, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Jeremiah Fogel, 57, was taken into custody following the incident at the Greater Faith Christian Church, the sheriff's office said in a statement. Fogel is also suspected of shooting another person, who died, at a residence before going to the church, police said.
Pastor William Boss and associate pastor Carl Stewart were being treated at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.FULL STORY