Bush pushes Musharraf on democracy and Al-Qaeda
US President George W. Bush urged Pervez
Musharraf to move toward democracy after the embattled Pakistani
leader pulled back from declaring a state of emergency.
Asian nations pledge to tackle health problems linked to
Fourteen Asian countries pledged to tackle
health problems related to everything from climate change to air
pollution that cause the deaths of nearly 7 million people each
UN: Extreme floods hit 500 million people a year
Homes and farmland drowned in increasingly
severe floods are affecting some 500 million people a year and
straining relief efforts, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.