A female suicide bomber has blown herself up at an Iraqi army recruiting center in the northern town of Tal Afar, killing at least five people and injuring more than 20 others.
Israel is continuing its offensive against Palestinian militants with several air raids in the Gaza Strip early today (Wednesday).
Taiwan has announced plans to allow the exchange of Chinese currency on two of its offshore islands.
The U.N. refugee agency says it will not make a public pronouncement on the status of 131 Thai Muslims claiming refugee status in Malaysia.
Meteorologists say Typhoon Damrey dissipated over Laos today (Wednesday), after killing some 40 people in several countries in southeastern Asia.
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