Thousands of Israeli troops are evacuating two West Bank settlements today (Tuesday) in the final phase of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan.
Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari says
almost all key issues delaying a draft constitution have been resolved.
Russian and Chinese forces have begun live fire-drills today (Tuesday) in eastern China's Shandong Peninsula, in the third phase of large-scale war games.
China says a pig-borne disease has killed one person and infected three others in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing the death toll from the illness to at least 39.
Burma is asking the United Nations Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria to reconsider its decision to cut funding to the country.
Vietnamese President Tran Duc Long has commuted the death sentence of an Australian man convicted of drug trafficking charges to life in prison.
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