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US will start ending Fallujah siege today
All Marine forces will end the siege of Fallujah, pulling back to allow a newly created, all-Iraqi security force to move into the city starting today under a new agreement, a Marine commander said.
 
More US troops killed in April than in 'major combat' in Iraq
More US troops have been killed in action in Iraq in April than during the six weeks of "major combat" after US-led invasion, casualty figures showed Wednesday.

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US raids making Iraq worse: Annan
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Wednesday said US raids on insurgents are worsening the situation in Iraq, where the security situation will have a crucial impact on the UN's work.
 
(Indian Elections ) Hung Parliament Forecast
Indian parties scramble to strike alliance
India's major parties are scrambling to broker alliances with powerful regional factions amid predictions that marathon elections will produce a hung parliament, press reports and analysts said yesterday.
 
Thai militants likely to mount more attacks
The situation in the South remains tense and fragile as young Muslims are expected to regroup and launch a new round of attacks, most likely in Narathiwat, the national intelligence chief said Wednesday.
 
Sharon warns Likud against rejecting his pullout plan
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned the grassroots of his right-wing Likud party against rejecting his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip in an internal referendum to be held Sunday.
 
6-way nuke talks set for mid-May
The first meeting of a working group on the next round of six-way talks on North Korea's nuclear arms development programme is expected to be held in the middle of next month in Beijing, a governmentsource
 

 
   
 
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