U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says he has pressed Iraq's new leaders to avoid delays in building a democracy.
Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao says it is time for Japan to face up to its militaristic past.
Two U.S.-based human rights groups have accused China of using anti-terrorism laws to clamp down on some eight million Muslim Uighurs in the western region of Xinjiang.
China's Prime Minister wrapped up a visit to India by promising to reach agreement on a decades-old border dispute with its neighbor.
A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra Island erupted today (Tuesday), triggering panic among residents still trying to recover from two devastating earthquakes.
Burma's military rulers have asked Thailand to send an estimated one million immigrant workers home so they can be officially documented by Rangoon.
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