International donors meeting in Beijing have pledged one-point-nine billion dollars to the fight against bird flu.
Iraqi officials say two foreign engineers are missing and feared kidnapped by gunmen who ambushed their convoy in Baghdad today (Wednesday).
The United States and Britain have dismissed Iran's offer to resume nuclear talks with Europe.
Two Thai fishermen have been sentenced to death for raping and murdering a British tourist on the resort island of Koh Samui January 2nd.
Thai authorities say a 65-year-old man has been shot dead in Narathiwat.
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