U.S. officials in Pakistan were allowed to meet Thursday with an American arrested while on a mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden, an embassy spokesman said.
The death toll from flash flooding in southern France rose to 22 on Thursday as rain continued to inundate the region, authorities said.
Up to 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) of rain fell in some areas overnight, the Var prefecture said in a statement. Despite the additional rain, most of the flood waters have begun to recede and cleanup has begun.
Some 104,000 homes were without electricity across the region, and 20,000 homes were without phone connections, the prefecture said.
Kyrgyzstan gunfireÂ - Gunfire was heard Thursday from the center of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, a sign that violent ethnic clashes may be intensifying.Â Gunfire in the hard-hit city has been only heard at night. Thursday was the first time CNN producers on the scene have heard daytime gun fights.
France floods - More rain has fallen on the already inundated region of Var in southern France where flash flooding has killed at least 20 people this week, authorities say. Up to 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) of rain fell in some areas overnight.