President Bush heads back to work today, expected to hold his first cabinet meeting afetr a successful re-election campaign. Although the White House has not yet announced any cabinet changes to start the Bush second term. officials like National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State Colin POwell and Attorney General John Ashcroft are seen by pundits as likely to leave or to be reassigned.
World leaders are offering their congratulations to President Bush on his election to a second term. Australian Prime minister John Howard , a staunch ally in the U.S. led war in Iraq, said Mr. Bush's re-election represents a victory in the war on terrorism.
Violence in southern Thailand has killed at least two policemen and at least seven civilians over the past two days, as the mostly Buddhist country struggles to cope with continued unrest in its Muslim-dominated south.
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