President Bush says the United States will double the billions of dollars in aid it sends to Africa.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has lost a vote-of-confidence in parliament, paving the way for new elections later this year.
The Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has warned that Burma must take its turn to lead the ASEAN group next year.
Four Burmese women living in exile are among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
A published report says Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Sanyo will cut more than 10-thousand jobs, or about one-tenth of its global workforce.
Kim Woo-Chung, the founder and former chairman of South Korea's collapsed Daewoo Group of companies has been indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges in Seoul .
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