Militants in Iraq have threatened to kill two Bulgarian hostages unless the U.S. military frees all Iraqi prisoners it is holding.
The International Court of Justice is due to issue an opinion today (Friday) on the legality of the security barrier Israel is building on occupied West Bank land.
President Bush's national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, is meeting with South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun in Seoul.
Thousands of police officers will be deployed across Bangkok in the coming days for a global summit on AIDS beginning in the Thai capital on Sunday.
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