Bahrain-Ship: Officials in Bahrain say at least 57 people have drowned after a cruise ship capsized off the coast of the Persian Gulf state. Britons, Filipinos, Egyptians and South Africans were reported among the 130 people on board.
Bush-Mexico: President George W. Bush wraps up his two-day summit with the
leaders of Mexico and Canada today (Friday) in the Mexican resort city of Cancun.
Iran-Quake: Iran's official news agency (IRNA) says 66 people were killed and nearly one thousand others injured in a series of earthquakes in the western Lorestan province.
Thailand-Thaksin: Opponents of embattled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra have suspended their mass rallies ahead of Sunday's snap elections.
Japan Politics: The leader of Japan's largest political opposition party says he is stepping down to take responsibility for a colleague's botched attempt to discredit the ruling party.
China-Japan: Former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto met with Chinese President Hu Jintao today (Friday).
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