U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has reassured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States does not condone the use of torture in the war against terrorism.
The first Iraqi female witness has testified in the trial of Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants.
Sri Lanka's new military chief says the country's armed forces are prepared to meet any threats from the Tamil Tiger rebels.
An international human rights organization has accused Singapore's government of not doing enough to protect the rights of its women migrant domestic workers.
Chinese authorities have jailed two factory managers for producing baby formula so lacking in nutrition that it killed one baby and left others dangerously malnourished.
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