Iraq's President Jalal Talabani has called for consensus on a new draft constitution today (Thursday), ahead of a planned vote in the parliament.
Five suspected Palestinian militants and an ultra-Orthodox Jew have been killed in separate incidents.
Thailand's prime minister says rumors of a coup within Burma's
military junta are not true.
Burma's military government has released 53 Thais from the notorious Insein prison in Rangoon and allowed them to leave the country.
Police in Vietnam's southern commercial capital have arrested seven executives allegedly involved in an electricity-meter scam.
A published report says hackers are using Web sites in China to target computer networks in the U.S..
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