Israel says it will not negotiate with a Palestinian government that includes Hamas, which has called for the destruction of the Jewish state.
The Arab television station al-Jazeera has broadcast a video showing two German hostages who were abducted Tuesday in northern Iraq.
South Korean state auditors questioned disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk today (Friday) about his possible misappropriation of state funds.
A judge in the Philippines has withdrawn arrest warrants for four U.S. Marines accused of rape.
Japanese officials say Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will visit Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia in June.
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