Afghanistan Fighting: Afghan police are hunting for Taleban insurgents after more than 100 people were killed in two of the most violent days.
US-UN-Torture: The U.N. Committee Against Torture says the United States should close its prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as part of an effort to "eradicate" torture by its own personnel.
Asia-Typhoon: Chinese state media say the death toll from typhoon Chanchu has risen to at least 21 people in the southeastern provinces of Guangdong and Fujian.
Indonesia-Suharto: Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says the condition of former leader Suharto is "very serious."
Annan-China: United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits China today (Friday), where he is expected to hold talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
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