Ballot-counting is under way in Iraq following the nation's historic vote for a new four-year parliament.
European Union Trade Chief Peter Mandelson is questioning whether progress toward implementing a global trade agreement can be achieved during the World Trade Organization conference.
The latest round of Inter-Korean talks has ended on South Korea's Jeju Island without a firm commitment by North Korea to return to six-party talks on its nuclear program.
Health officials in Jakarta say local tests show a 39-year old Indonesian man has died from bird flu.
Officials in Vietnam say flash floods sparked by torrential rain have killed at least 15 people in central Vietnam.
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