Afghanistan Fighting: Violence has surged in southern Afghanistan with battles between coalition forces and the Taleban in two provinces.
Iraq: Iraqi police say at least 13 people, including several policemen, were killed in two separate attacks in Baghdad today (Thursday).
Japan China Talks: Japanese officials say talks with China on disputed energy resources in the East China Sea have ended without a breakthrough.
Asia Typhoon: Chinese state media say Typhoon Chanchu killed at least eight
people after making landfall early this (Thursday) morning in the southeastern province of Guangdong.
Indonesia-Volcano: Indonesia-Volcano: Officials in Indonesia say people living near the rumbling Mount Merapi volcano are returning home.
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