UN climate talks reach agreement

VIENNA, Austria - Negotiators from 158 countries reached basic agreement Friday on rough targets aimed at getting some of the world's biggest polluters to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

A weeklong U.N. climate conference concluded that industrialized countries should strive to cut emissions by 25 percent to 40 percent of their 1990 levels by 2020.

Experts said that target would serve as a loose guide for a major international climate summit to be held in December in Bali, Indonesia.

'We have reached broad agreement on the main issues,' said Leon Charles, a negotiator from Grenada who helped oversee the Vienna talks.

Car bomb kills 4 police officers in southern Russia

NAZRAN, Russia - A car bomb exploded near a police vehicle in Russia's troubled North Caucasus region Friday, killing four police officers, witnesses and officials said.

The blast occurred in the center of Nazran, the main city in the violence-plagued Ingushetia region.

The bodies of three people, apparently police, could be seen on the ground before the area was cordoned off, and a fourth person was taken from the scene in an ambulance.

Four police officers were killed, the Ingushetia branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

According to the ministry's southern Russia branch, three to five other people, apparently civilians, were injured.

Fatah protest ends in violence

GAZA CITY, Gaza City - A protest of Hamas rule by Fatah supporters turned violent Friday when Hamas men began forcefully dispersing the crowd, firing in the air and beating demonstrators.

About 20 people were injured in the clashes, including children, according to doctors and witnesses.

Associated Press reporters saw the beating of two journalists by Hamas supporters, although neither was seriously hurt.Two other French journalists suffered minor injuries from a small explosion.

The violence began at the end of a Fatah prayer meeting held to protest Hamas, which seized control of the coastal territory in June. A similar protest a week ago also ended in clashes and harassment of journalists.