Twenty men, women and children claiming to be North koreans entered the South Korean consulate in Beijing today (Friday) and asked for asylum.
A strong earthquake hit Taiwan today (Friday), shaking tall buildings in the capital, Taipei, during the mid-day rush.
U.S. forces in Iraq continued a wave of air and ground assaults today (Friday) against suspected terrorist sites in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Officials say the bombed sites were used as planning centers for terrorist operations by senior associates of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most-wanted fugitives in Iraq.
Cambodia's new king, Norodom Sihamoni, said in his first message to his kingdom today (Friday) that he would stay out of politics, and asked for guidance and understanding while he learns his new role.
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