Gunfire echoed across the southern Iraqi city of Najaf today(Sunday) . one day after negotiations to end a standoff in the Shi'ite Muslim holy city collapsed.
U.S officials say President Bush plans to withdraw up to 10o.ooo troops from Europe and Asia, as part of a major realignment of American forces to deal with the war on terrorism.
Police in India's far eastern state of Assam say a bomb explosion has killed at least 15 people at an independence day parade. Reports from the town of Dhemaji say most of victims in today's blast were school children.
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