Election officials in Iraq are counting votes from the nation's constitutional referendum, with preliminary results expected today (Sunday).
Officials say turnout was heavy in at least eight of Iraq's 18 provinces, while another seven provinces reported a moderate turnout. More than 60 percent of eligible voters are believed to have cast ballots on a day that was relatively free of violence.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Britain today (Sunday)
where she will confer with Prime Minister Tony Blair on Iran's nuclear program and other security issues.
Torrential rains and near freezing temperatures are threatening relief efforts in Kashmir, which was devastated by a powerful earthquake eight days ago.
Heavy rain continues to soak the many homeless today (Sunday) in the Himalayan region. Downpours have now grounded helicopters, preventing much needed supplies from reaching remote areas. The Pakistani military says a helicopter trying to fly relief missions in Kashmir crashed overnight, killing six soldiers, possibly because of the weather.
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