Kyrgyzstan opposition leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev says parliament has made him the country's acting leader a day after protesters drove President Askar Akayev's government from power.
A U.N. fact-finding team has called for a new international investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, after determining that Lebanon's probe into the killing was flawed.
The U.S. military says a suicide car bomb blast in the restive Iraqi city of Ramadi has killed 11 Iraqi police commandos.
Two more people have tested positive for bird flu in northern Vietnam.
Taiwan's top cross-strait policy maker has denounced China's adoption of an anti-secession law, saying it has seriously harmed bilateral relations.
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