The U.S. State Department says Secretary Colin Powell has canceled a trip to attend the Olympics closing ceremony because of urgent business in Washington. The announcement came after a day of anti-US protests in Athens.
Pakistan's finance minister for the past five years, Shaukat Aziz, has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister.
About 2,000 Hmong from northern Thailand who had entered Wat Thamkrabok in Sarabury province, hoping to be part of the ongoing US resettlement program, have begun to leave the monastery at the end of the 72-hour deadline imposed by Thai authorities.
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