Law enforcement officers and military personnel in New Orleans are expected to step up efforts today (Wednesday) to make all remaining survivors of Hurricane Katrina leave the flood-ravaged city.
Other news: U.S. Congressional officials say the White House intends to seek 40-billion dollars in emergency funds to finance the next phase of recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
From tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka to the European Union, countries from virtually every continent have begun sending millions of dollars to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Palestinian gunmen have killed former Gaza security chief Moussa Arafat.
Egyptians are voting today (Wednesday) in the country's first-ever multi-candidate presidential election, which incumbent President Hosni Mubarak is widely expected to win.
Typhoon Nabi is heading northeast after striking southern Japan on Tuesday, leaving at least 11 people dead.
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