Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Samarra say at leat 33 people have been killed and dozens of others wounded in a series of car bomb attacks and clashes in the restive Iraqi city.
U.S. warplanes and artillery continued to blast rebel targets in Fallujah today (Saturday), as thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops prepared for a major assault on the rebel-held Iraqi city.
Doctors at a French military hospital near Paris say Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remains in a coma, in critical but stable condition.
President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyunt have agreed to step up efforts to resume stalled multinational talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
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