U.S. forces open a long-promised assault on the insurgent Iraqi stronghold of
Fallujah, hours after interim Iraqi president Iyad Allawi declares martial
law in most of the country.
Palestinian president Yasser Arafat remains critically ill, while both
Palestinians and Israelis speculate on who will succeed him.
An anti-nuclear protestor is killed in eastern France when his leg is
severed by a train carrying radioactive waste
Republican senator Arlen Spector, head of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, backtracks on earlier comments pledging not to stall president
Bush’s judicial nominees, even if they oppose abortion rights.