Rescuers in Pakistan have stepped up efforts to deliver relief supplies to earthquake-hit areas, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Islamabad to express U.S. support for survivors of the quake.
One of Iraq's top Sunni political groups has agreed to support a new constitution in Saturday's referendum, after reaching a deal with negotiators to consider future changes to the draft.
Syria's official news agency (SANA) says Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan has committed suicide at his office.
China says a space capsule carrying two Chinese astronauts has entered Earth's orbit after blasting off early Wednesday morning.
In Indonesia, hundreds of protesters demanding the immediate execution of three militants convicted of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings tried to break into a jail where the men had been held.
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