Israel's ruling Likud Party is voting in a non-binding referendum on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. Almost 200-thousand Likud members are eligible to cast ballots.
U-S military officials in Iraq say four American soldiers have been killed in two separate clashes. An attack in northwest Baghdad early today killed two of the soldiers, and reports say at least two members of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps acompanying the Americans also were hit by fire.
The Philippines military says it has uncoverred a bombing plot in the capital, Manila.The military says authorities have arrested two Muslins men with a homemade bomb inside a van parked on a dimly lit street near the Commission on Elections.