Iraq: The trial of Saddam Hussein has resumed in Baghdad.
Thailand-Thaksin: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has handed over his duties to Deputy Prime Minister Chitchai Wannasathit.
Burma-Russia: Russian news reports say Burma has agreed to allow Russia to share in exploitation of its oil fields, in exchange for weapons shipments.
US-China Trade: A senior U.S. trade official says U.S.-China trade relations are entering a new phase.
Nepal Unrest: Authorities in Kathmandu say Maoist rebels killed six security personnel today (Wednesday) in southeastern Nepal.
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