Israeli officials say the government is considering moving up its plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip to avoid further protests by opponents of the pullout, which is currently set for mid-August.
The U.S. military says three al-Qaida terrorists linked to bombings in Baghdad have been arrested.
U.S. officials say Sudan has apologized to visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after members of her staff and reporters traveling with her were manhandled by Sudanese security personnel in Khartoum.
Malaysia's foreign minister says members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have discussed with Burma the possible consequences of its assumption of the rotating chairmanship in 2006.
The United Nations refugee agency has asked Bangladeshi authorities for permission to relocate thousands of Burmese refugees in Bangladesh, saying they are living in life-threatening conditions.
Indonesian officials say they will take firmer steps to control bird flu, including increased culling of birds and other animals on infected farms.
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