Iraqi election officials say the country's constitution has been ratified by voters in the referendum held earlier this month.
The World Health Organization says Indonesia and Thailand have confirmed new cases of bird flu in humans.
Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi say she has now spent a total of 10 years under house arrest.
Relatives of people who died during a violent protest or in military custody last year in southern Thailand are filing a lawsuit against the government on the first anniversary of the deaths.
A government-appointed panel in Japan says it will propose allowing women to ascend the throne.
A Chinese migrant worker struggling to pay for his daughter's leukemia treatment has reportedly won 617-thousand dollars playing a Shanghai lottery.
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