Hurricane Rita continues to grow stronger as it travels west into the Gulf of Mexico.
Hundreds of people in India and Bangladesh are missing following a powerful storm in the Bay of Bengal that battered coastal districts of both nations.
Indonesia's health minister is warning that a bird flu outbreak in the country could turn into an epidemic, as another possible victim died after showing symptoms of the disease.
Military officials in southern Thailand say angry villagers have killed two Thai soldiers they had taken hostage after accusing them of shooting to death fellow villagers.
A Thai military delegation traveled to Burma Tuesdsay for a goodwill visit.
Iraq's Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari meets with Britain's Defense Minister John Reid in London today (Wednesday) to discuss this week's clash between Iraqi police and British troops in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.
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