Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have begun crossing the border with Egypt on the first day of operations of a Palestinian-controlled terminal linking the two sides.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has visitied Harbin, where residents are waiting for toxins that contaminated the northeast city's main water supply to pass through the area.
China says an earthquake in the southeast part of the country has killed at least 14 people and injured hundreds more.
Indonesia has reported its 12th human case of bird flu, and says it hopes to start producing the drug Tamiflu within months to fight the virus.
Iraqi officials say at least four people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the capital, Baghdad.
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