Leaders of the six nations who share the Mekong River have launched an initiative to protect and conserve the region's natural resources while also promoting sustainable development.
The World Health Organization has confirmed 13 new cases of polio in Indonesia, bringing the total to 79.
Philippines President Gloria Arroyo says she is ready to face an impeachment trial in order to end political mudslinging by the opposition.
Gunmen in the Iraqi capital have fired on a diplomatic convoy carrying Pakistan's ambassador.
Afghanistan has condemned the killing of civilians during an airstrike by U.S. warplanes last Friday during a search for missing American forces.
Indian security forces have killed five gunmen who stormed a disputed religious site in northern India, sparking a fierce gun battle.
President Bush leaves Washington today (Tuesday) on his fourth trip to Europe this year, where he will attend the Group of Eight summit in Scotland.
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