The siege of a school in Russia's North Ossetia region has ended in a hail of gunfire and the roar of explosions.
President Bush and his Democratic challenger in the United States' November election, Sen. John Kerry, are hitting the campaign rail hard today (Friday), just 60 days before Americans cast their ballots for president.
Indonesia's President has opened a meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic ministers with a call for greater economic integration.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has met with his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, in Beijing.
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