US actress Meryl Streep has put in a fine performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, according to early reviews.
More than five hundred anti-government protesters calling for electoral reform were arrested after it has clashed with police.
Thailand will be holding a general election on July 3 of this year,the government has announced.
Japan imposed a no-entry zone midnight Thursday prohibiting residents from remaining within a 20-kilometer radius of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to enhance control of evacuees amid continued fears of radiation leaks, Kyodo reported.
Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said last week that election would be held in the first half of this year if there would be no fresh violence happening.
Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has declared that he will not stand for reelection in the coming September polls.
Lee Kuan Yew, whose Asian model of economic prosperity and tight social control made him one of the most influential political figure of Asia. His title now, is minister mentor, a powerful presence within the current government led by his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.