Colombia rebels want media debate for Frenchman's release
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have accused the government of manipulating journalists
Karzai says Afghan civilian deaths could hinder US pact
Pact could become "meaningless" if Afghans don't feel safe - Karzai
Syria says many vote in assembly election, opposition denounces "show"
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the unrelenting bloodshed "totally unacceptable and intolerable"