China raised the confirmed death toll from last week's earthquake in the Sichuan province to more than 40,000 Tuesday, with another 30,000 people still missing, as officials grappled to find shelter for some of the 5 million people displaced.

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The killings of three American soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad on Tuesday brought the monthly death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq to 47, the highest since September, the military reported.