Exclusive: Curveball, the Defector Whose Lies Led to War

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Exclusive: Curveball, the Defector Whose Lies Led to War

The Iraqi defector known as Curveball, whose fabricated stories of "mobile biological weapons labs" helped lead the U.S. to war four years ago, is still being protected by the German intelligence service, an ABC News investigation has found. (ABC News)

Study Reveals US Veterans' Trauma

A quarter of US veterans treated by doctors when they return from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer mental health problems, according to US research. (BBC)

Over 700 More U.S. Troops Arrive in Diyala

More than 700 additional U.S. troops arrived in Iraq's increasingly volatile Diyala province on Tuesday to try to quell burgeoning violence northeast of Baghdad during a security crackdown in the capital. (AP)

Top US Army Doctor Out in Scandal

The US army's top doctor, Lt Gen Kevin Kiley, has stepped down in the wake of a scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the flagship US Army hospital. (BBC)

In Iraq, American Military Finds It Has an Alcohol Problem

In May 2004, Specialist Justin Lillis got drunk on what he called "hajji juice," a clear Iraqi moonshine smuggled onto an army base in Balad by civilian contractors. He began taking potshots with his M-16 service rifle. (International Herald Tribune)

AFGHANISTAN

Afghan Suicide Blasts Kill Three

Suicide bombers have killed at least three civilians and injured a number of others in three attacks in southern Afghanistan, officials say. (BBC)

U.K.

Report: Blair Aide Pressured to Lie

A key aide to Tony Blair claimed she was asked to lie about the role of the prime minister's chief fundraiser to detectives probing allegations political honors were traded for cash, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. (AP)

EGYPT

New Egypt Muslim Brothers Arrests

Egyptian security forces have arrested members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) movement, hours after opposition MPs rejected key constitutional changes. (BBC)

USS COLE ATTCK

Sudan Sued Over USS Cole Attack

The suicide bombing tore a large hole in the hull of the USS Cole The government of Sudan is being sued in the United States, after being accused of aiding terrorism. (BBC)

MOROCCO

Bombers Had Targeted Casablanca Landmarks: Papers

A Moroccan who was blown up in a Casablanca Internet cafe was part of a gang of suicide bombers who planned to attack landmarks in Morocco's commercial capital, newspapers reported on Tuesday. (Reuters)

ALGERIA

Americans Warned of Aircraft Threat in Algeria

A warning has gone out to Americans in Algeria that extremists may be planning to conduct a terrorist attack against a commercial aircraft there. (ABC News)

U.S.

Viacom in $1 bln Copyright Suit Vs Google, YouTube

Media conglomerate Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online. (Reuters)

Gonzales Cancels Trip Amid Ouster Calls

The chief White House lawyer floated the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys at the start of President Bush's second term, but the Justice Department objected and eventually recommended the eight dismissals that have generated a political firestorm two years later. (AP)

SOMALIA

Mortar Bombs Hit Somali Presidential Palace

Mortar rounds crashed into Somalia's presidential palace on Tuesday hours after President Abdullahi Yusuf flew back into the chaotic coastal capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)

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