Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in "serious" but stable condition after seven hours of surgery to stop the bleeding in his brain caused by a massive stroke.
Iraqi officials say a suicide bomb blast in the southern city of Karbala has killed more than 40 people.
A third Cambodian human rights activist has been formally charged with defamation.
Hundreds of Indonesian soldiers and volunteers recovered more bodies today (Thursday) from a village buried by a landslide in Central Java province.
Vietnamese media report that top U.S. chipmaker Intel Corporation wants to build a manufacturing plant in Vietnam.
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