Iraq: Iraqi police say at least 50 bodies showing signs of torture have been found in the Baghdad area. Police say the mutilated corpses , discovered early today, had bullet wounds and were most likely victims of sectarian violence.
Rice-Mideast : Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today. the first leg of her trip to the Middle East. Rice is expected to meet with Saudi King Abdullah in Jedda before flying to Egypt for talks with President Hosni Mubarak and Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit.
Japan-China-SoKor : Japan's top government spokesman says Tokyo is trying to arrange a summit between its new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the leaders of China and South Korea.
Thailand Politics: Thailand's new prime minister has started his first full day of work, faced with the task of unifying the country. Surayud Chulanont , a retired army general, moved into Government House today.
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