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Thousands flee Bangkok fearing breach of river banks

Traffic clogged rounds out of the Thai capital as thousands of people fled ahead of a high tide expected to worsen floods.

Afghans mourn murdered ex-president

Afghans gathered to mourn assassinated former president and chief peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani on Wednesday.

Thaksin party wins Thai election by a landslide

The sister of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra led her party in a landslide election win on Sunday.

Cambodian monks bless dead after night of horror

Saffron-robed Buddhist monks chanted as onlookers gazed silently across a bridge piled with the shoes and clothing left by the victims of a stampede.

Spotlight on Suu Kyi as Burma enters new territory

Confined to her crumbling lakeside home, long-detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi poses little threat to Burma's first election in 20 years.

Can an ‘election of generals’ help reform Burma?

By holding an election to legitimise decades of military rule, Burma's generals may have inadvertently created a framework for a democratic system.

Germany beat Uruguay 3-2 to take third place again

Germany rounded off an impressive World Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over a stubborn Uruguay on Saturday in a play-off for third place.

Spain coach hails ‘extraordinary’ effort

Carles Puyol cracked open Germany's stubborn defence with a superb header on Wednesday to give Spain a 1-0 win and a place in the World Cup final.

Uruguay beat South Korea to reach last eight

David Suarez scored a goal in each half to give Uruguay a 2-1 win over South Korea on Saturday and take them to the World Cup quarterfinals.

Chile beat Switzerland 1-0 to lead Group H

Chile kept their place at the top of Group H with a bitterly fought 1-0 win over a stubborn 10-man Switzerland on Monday.

Plucky Serbia stun 10-man Germany

Serbia stunned Germany with a 1-0 win after Miroslav Klose was sent off and Lukas Podolski missed a penalty on Friday.

Côte d’Ivoire hold sluggish Portugal to a draw

Portugal got their World Cup finals off to a stuttering start with a goalless draw against a spirited Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday.

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