Radical Shi'te militiamen clash with U-S forces in the city of Kufa.
Thai military officials say no date has ben set for a meeting between Bangkok and an exiled Islamic separatist over violence in Thailand's Muslim-dominated provinces.
Thai officials sau discussions are continuing over time and the venue for talks between a Thai senior army officer and the leader of the Bersatu separatist group, Wan Kadir Che Man.
A human rights group says hundreds of tribal mountain people in Vietnam's Central Highlands have gone into hiding fearing arrest by the government.
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