Belarus: Riot police in Belarus have cleared a square in central Minsk where pro-opposition demonstrators were holding round-the-clock protests against President Alexander Lukashenko's reelection.
Australia-Indonesia: Indonesia has recalled its ambassador to Australia after condemning Canberra's decision to grant temporary protection visas to 42 asylum seekers from Indonesia's Papua province.
Sokor-Prime Minister: South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has nominated a member of parliament and former feminist leader as prime minister. If approved by the ruling Uri Party, Han Myung-sook will become South Korea's first female prime minister.
Asean-Burma: Malaysian Foreign Minister Hamid Albar is reported to be leaving Burma today (Friday) after cutting short his long-awaited visit to the military-ruled country.
India-Pakistan: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has launched a new peace initiative with Pakistan.
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