All 15 candidates opposing U.S. backed interim president Hamid Karzai
withdraw in the middle of today’s historic Afghan election. …they charge
the government and the United Nations with fraud and incompetence….
Australian Prime Minister John Howard’s conservative alliance easily wins a
fourth term despite the anger at his decision to send troops to Iraq….
Shiite militia men loyal to Muqtada Al Sadr agree to begin handing in
weapons.. ..in return, the Iraqi government says it will suspend raids on
Al Sadr’s followers in Baghdad’s northeastern Sadr district….
Deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida dies at the age of 74….