There were indications today of how the Iraqi election may play out. Estimates show that the coalition led by the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is doing well in Baghdad and in the Shiite south of Iraq. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Michael Wahid Hanna, and Mike Hanna of Al Jazeera English follows one elderly woman who votes for the future.
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On Saturday, a huge rally took place in Tokyo at which many called for an end to the American military presence in Okinawa. U.S. diplomats are working to preserve an agreement that would allow the troops to remain by moving them to a less populated part of the island. Tom Metcalf of Al Jazeera English reports, and Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Weston Konishi.
Kay Shimizu, a visiting assistant professor at Harvard University, discusses why the presence of 47,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa is causing controversy and why the new Japanese government may pull out its naval support of the war in Afghanistan.
A series of bomb blasts killed dozens of people in Iraq. The attacks came less than 24 hours after workers began removing protective blast walls around Baghdad, under government orders -- underscoring the increase in violence since U.S. forces have pulled back from major cities.