President Bush is returning to the U.S. Gulf coast today (Monday) on a followup visit to federal emergency crews working to complete the evacuation of New Orleans and ease the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Bush's second trip to the disaster zone in just four days follows scathing criticism of federal officials' cumbersome and slow response to the tragedy, especially in New Orleans, where authorities say they believe floodwaters are concealing the bodies of thousands of hurricane victims.
At least six passengers survived a jetliner crash in the Indonesian city of Medan today (Monday).
The Mandala Airlines Boeing 737 was headed to Jakarta with 117 people on board when it crashed on takeoff. The plane slammed into a densely populated residential neighborhood and burst into flames.
Iraqi officials say insurgents attacked a security post near Baghdad's heavily guarded Interior Ministry building early today (Monday), killing at least two policemen and injuring five others.
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