Philippines Landslide: Red Cross officials in the Philippines estimate that about 200 people are dead and 15 hundred others missing after a massive landslide in the eastern part of the country.
Philippines Coup Plot: The Philippine government
says it has contained a plot to overthrow President Gloria Arroyo.
Cartoon Protests: Pakistani police have detained an Islamic militant leader and more than 150 protesters in a bid to stop five days of unrest over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Nepal Journalists: Media rights group Reporters Without Borders says Nepal's government has arrested more journalists since 2004 than any other country in the world.
Thailand-Chirac Visit: French President Jacques Chirac has arrived in Bangkok for a visit meant to strengthen economic ties between France and Thailand.
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