I raqis are voting in a referendum on a draft constitution seen as crucial for moving the country's democratic process forward.
Pakistani officials say the death toll from last week's massive earthquake has risen to 38-thousand.
Russia says it agrees with the United States that Iran must be prevented from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Romanian officials say test results have confimred the presence of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in the country.
China has announced completion of its first railway to Tibet.
Chinese President Hu Jintao has called on major economies to ensure trade and energy stability in order to promote a balanced world economy.
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