President Bush has arrived in Germany for talks with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder - the latest stop on the presidents's five-day European tour.
Rescue efforts are continuing in southeastern Iran, following Tueday's powerful earthquake that destroyed several villages and killed at least 420 people.
A top official of the World Health Organization told delegates at the opening of a three-day conference in Vietnam that the world is in "the gravest danger" of a deadly bird flu pandemic.
Authorities in Indian Kashmir say the death toll from snowstorms, massive avalanches and subzero temperatures in the region has risen to above 225.
U.S. transportation officials have given two major air carriers tentative approval for direct flights from the United States to China.
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