Top story: FBI agents, accompanied by Special Operations forces, arrived at the ruins of the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on Thursday. The agents are reportedly specialists in evidence collection and will look for clues to determine how precisely the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans unfolded, but it's unclear how much they will be able to find as the site has been badly degraded over the past three weeks. The Washington Post and CNN, for instance, have already uncovered sensitive documents from the wreckage, which has also been picked over by looters.
Administration officials have blamed the delay on the Libyan governments, which they say was slow in granting approval for the mission. However, some officials say it took nearly three weeks for the State Department to request military protection for the agents.
The U.S. is said to be planning operations to capture or kill the militants involved in the attack. A Turkish television station is reporting today that two suspects tied to the attack were arrested at the Istanbul airport, but the report has not yet been confirmed.
Economy: World stock markets are rising on better-than-expected U.S. numbers ahead of a highly-anticipated jobs report this morning.
- Turkey's parliament authorized the government to take further military action against Syria.
- The U.S. has rejected a plan by Iran to defuse the country's nuclear crisis.
- The King of Jordan dissolved the legislature ahead of planned demonstrations on Amman, setting up new parliamentary elections.
- British judges are set to rule on the extradition of five men -- including cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri -- to the United States.
- Greece's prime minister says he can't manage beyond November without the next tranche of international aid.
- Members of the victorious Georgian Dream coalition are demanding a recount in a dozen regional elections in hopes of increasing their parliamentary majority.
- Pakistani political candidate Imran Khan is planning to stage an anti-drone rally in South Waziristan.
- India unveiled measures to open up more foreign investment.
- 18 students were killed when a landslide hit a school in China.
- Hugo Chavez and Henrique Capriles wrapped up campaigning ahead of this Sunday's Venezuelan election.
- Two people were killed by police during a protest over high fuel prices in Guatemala.
- Mexico launched a groundbreaking program to vaccinate 5th grade girls against HPV.
- Three Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau uprising won the right to sue the British government.
- One person was killed in clashes between striking miners and police at a South African platinum mine.
- More than 60 inmates escaped from a prison in Liberia.