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31 July 2006 (Monday)
A photojournalist and two left-wing activists are killed in three separate shootings, police say. The ninth journalist to be slain in the Philippines this year, Vic Melendrez died outside his home in Manila when three gunmen shot him. In the other shootings, a student leader in Bicol and a community organiser in Kalinga were shot by unidentified gunmen.
Thailand declares a bird-flu alert for the entire country, with 765 people under close observation for signs of the virus.
Thailand blames Laos for the latest outbreak of H5N1, but offers to help its neighbor in fighting the outbreaks.