Israeli forces are moving into some of the hard-line settlements in the Gaza Strip today (Thursday) -- the second day of the forced evacuation of Jewish settlers from the territory.
Russia and China have launched their first-ever joint military exercises, as commanders from both countries insist the war games are not intended to intimidate other nations.
Vietnam's government says it has raised the cost of gasoline at the pump by more than 12-percent.
A former Indonesian foreign minister has arrived in Burma on behalf of the United Nations for talks on development, security, human rights and U.N. reform.
A Malaysian court has awarded former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim 1.2 million dollars in libel damages from an author who wrote a book accusing him of sexual misconduct and treason.
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