Iraq: Iraq's government has ordered a tough daytime curfew to stem sectarian violence that has killed more than 130 people since the bombing of a Shi'ite shrine.
Thailand Thaksin: Thailand's embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he has dissolved parliament.
Philippines-Unrest: Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has declared a state of emergency after some military officers were arrested for an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
Australia Muslims: A senior Australian government official says Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law are not welcome in the country.
India-US: Indian and U.S. officials are holding more talks in New Delhi today (Friday) to try to reach an agreement on nuclear energy cooperation before President Bush visits India next week.
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