Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has questioned the validity of witness testimony in his trial on charges of human rights abuses under his regime.
Cambodia's opposition leader has been sentenced to 18 months in jail in a case condemned by rights groups as a bid to silence critics of the government.
China has accused Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso of making irresponsible remarks about Beijing's expanding military budget and nuclear arsenal being a threat to other nations.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in northern Japan, and more than one thousand schools have temporarily closed in South Korea after record snowfall blanketed both northeast Asian countries
The World Health Organization laboratory in Hong Kong has confirmed two new human bird flu deaths in Indonesia.
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