Authorities in Indian Kashmir say at least five soldiers were killed in a car bomb explosion in Srinagar early this (Wednesday) morning.
Pakistani security forces have detained more than 200 suspected Islamic militants in a nationwide crackdown on extremists in the aftermath of the London suicide bombings earlier this month.
Indonesia has confirmed its first human deaths from bird flu.
More than one million people in southeastern China are in temporary shelters today (Wednesday), waiting out Typhoon Haitang as it battered the region with heavy rains and high winds.
Thailand's National Human Rights Commission is urging the repeal of a state of emergency imposed last week on the nation's three southern provinces.
President Bush is calling for a "dignified" confirmation process for his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative federal appeals court Judge John Roberts.
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