Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinnawatra says he will order an investigation into the deaths of some 84 people who clashed with police during protests in southern Thailand.
Cambodia has criticized a report from a top U.N. official that the Southeast Asian country could become a breeding ground for terrorists.
China has rejected U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's call to resume dialogue with Taiwan.
Japan says it will not bow to the demands of Islamic militants in Iraq who are threatening to execute a Japanese man if Tokyo does not withdraw its troops.
A French football (soccer) player will fly to Hanoi to try and win a spot on Vietnam's national team. A vietnamese football official says Ludovic Casset, whose mother is from Vietnam, will arrive in Hanoi Sunday for skills testing. The official says Casset, who plays for a French amateur squad, can obtain Vietnamese citizenship ahead of December's Southeast Asian Tiger Cup.
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