Laos has criticized a U-S Congressional resolution calling for political reforms and international monitoring of human rights in the country. A Lao foreign ministry spokesman told the French news agency that the United States could be considered interfering in Lao affairs through the non-binding resolution passed by the House of Representatives last week.
A roadside bomb blast in the Gaza Strip kills six Israeli soldiers, during a raid that left at least five Palestinians dead and scores wounded.
U-S officials in Iraq say U-S troops killed 13 militiamen loyal to radical Shi'ite cleric Maqtada al-Sadr in fighting overnight in Kufa.
A new exit poll suggests that philippine president Gloria Arroyo is likely to have won Monday's presidential election.
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