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.
The Philippine military says it has uncovered a bombing plot in the capital, Manila. The military says authorities have arrested two Muslim men with a homemade bomb inside a van parked on a dimly lit street near the Commission on Elections.
Ten countries enter the European Union, marking the trading bloc's largest expansion and a symbolic end to the continent's Cold War division.