North Korea says it will not dismantle its nuclear weapons program until the United States provides a light water reactor for its energy needs.
Japan says China has begun drilling in a natural gas field in the East China Sea, along a disputed sea border with China.
A panel of Indonesian judges says the world's biggest gold mining company should stand trial on pollution charges.
President Bush met with Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Washington
Flooding on the Mekong River in Cambodia has killed at least 16 people since July and has destroyed thousands of hectares of rice fields.
Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian is on his way to the United States to receive a human rights award.
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