President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, exchanged sharp words over Iraq and the war on terrorism in the first of three campaign debates late thursday.
Political analysts say neither President Bush nor Sen. John Kerry scored a major victory in their debate Thursday, but there also were no major mis-steps that weakened either candidate.
Indonesia's new parliament has been sworn into office.
Thailand has launched a month-long campaign to fight bird flu, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers checking for the disease nationwide.
Listen to our World News for details of those stories and other news.