The U.S. military says two thousand American military personnel have died in combat in Iraq since the start of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
China has reported its third outbreak of bird flu in eight days.
Taiwan has severed diplomatic ties with Senegal and stopped aid to the west African country.
The United States has accepted a Japanese
proposal for relocating a U.S. air base on Okinawa.
Japan's Parliament has approved a one-year extension of the country's naval mission to support U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan
Cambodian officials say a fugitive was convicted of murdering three Western tourists.
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