Thailand says Burma's military government has ousted General Khin Nyunt as that country's prime minister and placed him under house arrsest on corruption charges.
The United States has welcomed the European Union's decision to tighten sanctions on Burma.
China says North Korea is committed to resolving the standoff over its nuclear ambitions through six-party talks.
Thailand has confirmed that 23 tigers at a zoo in the country have died from bird flu.
The U.S. military in Iraq says American warplanes carried out air strikes in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah overnight, destroying safe house and weapons storage facilities used by militants linked to wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
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