Iraq's parliament has reversed the new voting rules it adopted earlier this week for a referendum on the country's new constitution.
Indonesia's president says Saturday's deadly bombings on Bali have helped spoil Indonesia's reputation in the eyes of the world.
Five embassies in Malaysia's capital received suspicious packages today (Wednesday) in a second day of security scares.
A man has been found beheaded in southern Thailand.
Australia says it will host a meeting of bird flu experts from Asia and the Americas to better coordinate a response to the deadly virus.
Americans Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock and France's Yves Chauvin have won this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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