India's Congress party re-elects Sonia Gandhi as party leader, virtually assuring her ascension to be prime minister.
U-S forces clash with Iraqi fighters in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala, killing at least two people anf wounding at least seven.
The United States and its coalition allies say they will leave Iraq if asked to do so by interim government that takes over on June 30th.
Burma's military government is going ahead with a constitutional convention, despite the main opposition's refusal to join in drafting a new charter for the nation.
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