The United Nations has expressed concern that new Indonesian restrictions on foreign aid workers in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province could create bottlenecks and delay recovery efforts in the region.
Aid workers in Thailand say hundreds of Burmese migrants affected by last month's tsunami disaster are refusing to accept aid or claim the bodies of dead relatives because of fear of being deported.
South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun says conditions are ripe for a resumption of six-country talks on North Korea's nuclear program.
Health officials in Vietnam have confirmed that a teenage woman died of bird flu.
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