Iraqi police say at least 23 people were killed and 58 others wounded in two separate insurgent attacks today (Tuesday).
Iranian state media reports say a series of pre-dawn explosions rocked the eastern city of Zahedan, shattering widows and injuring at least two people. The reports say the city has been hit by three small explosions since late Monday.
A 300-member delegation from South Korea has arrived in North Korea to take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the historic 2000 inter-Korean summit.
Philippine military officials say at least 10 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by suspected communist rebels in the northern Philippines.
Pop music star Michael Jackson has returned to his Neverland Ranch a free man after
being acquitted of child molestation charges.
International media rights groups have demanded that Nepal's royal government restore press freedom and stop harassing journalists, who are protesting media restrictions.
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