Laos-Election: Officials in Laos say Communist Party newcomers won 60 percent of the seats in the National Assembly in last month's elections.
Iran-Nuclear: Diplomats at the United Nations say Britain, France, and Germany will offer Iran incentives to give up its nuclear progam while keeping the threat of possible sanctions if it does not do so.
Russia-Putin: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow should follow the example of the United States in building a strong defense industry.
Thailand-Unrest: A bomb explosion near a busy market in southern Thailand has killed three people and wounded at least 16 others.
Cambodia-Mine: Five Cambodian soldiers have died after a landmine they were trying to clear accidentally exploded.
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