Tamil Nadu state will free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former P.M. Rajiv Gandhi.
Ex-strongman's indictment on treason charges deferred.
N. Korean leader's conduct condemned in U.N. report.
Police were deployed to seize back protest sites that have been occupied for months by demonstrators.
The issue of family reunions planned for later this month is expected to be discussed.
Caroline Kennedy makes first visit to island amid ongoing opposition to plans to relocate a U.S. base there.
Discussions likely to focus on reunions and military drills would be highest-level contact since 2007.
A member of Thailand's Election Commission said it may prove impossible to complete disrupted election.
Thai election officials struggled Thursday to shore up a chaotic weekend ballot disrupted by anti-gov't protesters.
Flagship rice-buying scheme vital to government's support stumbled closer to collapse.
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