Iraq: The U.S. military in Iraq has announced the capture of a former senior Iraqi intelligence official.
Nepal Unrest: Nepalese opposition leaders say police detained about 300 anti-government protesters today, (Thursday,) the first day of a nationwide strike.
Charles Taylor: The United Nations has asked Sweden and several other countries to hold former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in prison if he is convicted of war crimes.
Philippines-Protest: Philippine riot police armed with batons and fire hoses have dispersed about a-thousand demonstrators in the capital calling for President Gloria Arroyo to step down.
Vietnam-Bird Flu: Vietnamese officials and state-run media say the bird flu virus has been found in poultry smuggled into Vietnam from neighboring China.
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