Australia PM hails Japan alliance despite whale rift
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Thursday
pledged to work for a strong alliance with Japan, but the two sides
agreed to disagree in a bitter rift over whaling.
Former Premier leaves Bangladesh
Former Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina Wajed
flew out the country Thursday, a day after she was released from
detention on graft charges, to undergo medical treatment in the
United States, police said.