Engineers have begun the massive task of pumping contaminated floodwater out of the southern U.S. city of New Orleans, Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Authorities in Indonesia are searching the burned wreckage of a jetliner that crashed Monday in a busy residential neighborhood in the city of Medan, killing at least 149 people.
At least five thousand people have taken to the streets near the Philippine parliament in Manila to protest against lawmakers' rejection of an attempt by the opposition to impeach President Gloria Arroyo.
South Korea says North Korea is ready to resume six-nation talks aimed at ending its nuclear program.
The U.S. military says Afghan and U.S. forces have killed 12 suspected insurgents and captured nine others during an operation in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province.
Indian health officials say the death toll from an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in northern Uttar Pradesh state has reached nearly 480.
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