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India wins cricket's Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia.


United States Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dan Fried estimates that Kosovo will need about $2 billion in foreign aid to become economically viable, and says that the United States will participate in a major donors' conference on Kosovo in June.


At least four people are killed and 14 injured in a suicide bombing at a naval college in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

First Minister

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley announces his intentions to stand down from the post in May 2008 and, at the same time, resign as leader of the DUP, a party he has led for almost 40 years.

Ian Paisley has announced that he is to resign as Northern Ireland First Minister and leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in May.

United States presidential election

Arizona Senator John McCain wins the Vermont, Texas, Rhode Island, and Ohio Republican primaries, giving him enough delegates to be able to win the Republican Party nomination.

Hillary Rodham Clinton threw up a roadblock to Barack Obama’s path to the Democratic presidential nomination by winning the giant Ohio and Texas primaries, NBC News projected Wednesday morning.