Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed international condemnation of his call for Israel to be "wiped off the map", saying his controversial remarks were "right and just."
China's president is making a rare visit to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
Romanian officials say a heron found dead last week in a rural area tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
An Australian model accused of possessing illegal drugs in Indonesia went on trial today (Friday) in Bali.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) says Burma plans to withdraw from the organization.
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