President Bush meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House today (Thursday) for talks on advancing the Middle East peace process.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says China appears to be expanding the reach of its
missile forces to cover areas well beyond the Pacific region.
There are more reports of bird flu outbreaks across Asia today (Thursday).
Thailand says a leading Islamic group's criticism of the government's handling of unrest in the country's south is making the conflict worse.
An Indonesian prosecutor says three Islamist militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings have declined to ask for a presidential pardon.
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