Iraqi troops, backed by U.S. forces, have freed an Australian hostage from his captors, while a deadly suicide bombing strikes an Iraqi army base north of Baghdad.
Delegations from North and South Korea have joined in ceremonies in Pyongyang to mark the fifth anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit.
Police in southern Thailand say suspected Islamic militants have beheaded a retired Buddhist teacher, the fifth such killing since the area erupted in violence early last year.
A top member of the U.S. Congress says he will lead a protest in front of the Burmese embassy in Washington D.C. to demand the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
There are conflicting reports from Burma as to whether the country's former prime minister is on trial. Tuesday, legal sources said the country's Supreme Court had begun hearing the case against ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt.
Officials in Cambodia say at least four people are dead and dozens of others sick after being poisoned by sea turtle meat. Local Police Chief Kheng Sophal says a fishermen netted a 34 kilogram sea turtle off the south coast of Cambodia earlier this week and divided the meat among residents of a coastal village.
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