Senior Pakistani officials say a high-ranking al-Qaida member has been killed in the country's North Waziristan tribal region
Iraqi security officials say at least 10 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack north of Baghdad.
Indonesian officials say the World Health Organization has confirmed the country's eighth human death from bird flu.
Polls have closed in Taiwan, where citizens voted today (Saturday) to pick 23 local positions in an election seen as a critical mid-term test for President Chen Shui-bian.
Vietnam is sending farming experts to the western African country of Mali to help improve agricultural productivity there.
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