The troubled Iraqi city of Fallujah is relatively calm today after a week of fighting that has killed hundreds of people. Officials with the U-S appointed Iraqi Governing Council say U-S forces and Iraqi insurgents agreed to a 12-hour truce that began at mid-morning, and could lead to a gradual withdrawal of U-S troops from the city.
Japanese officials are waiting word on the whereabouts and conditions of three Japanese citizen held hostage by Iraqi insurgents. Japanese officials say they received information from Iraqi authorities that the captives would be freed unharmed early today (Sunday).
The White House has released a classified intelligence memo, prepared for President Bush one month before the September 11th attacks, that warned al-Qaida might be planning to strike on U-S soil.
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