IAEA: Iran Has 1,300 Centrifuges Up and Running

IRAN

IAEA: Iran Has 1,300 Centrifuges Up and Running

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have confirmed through firsthand observation that Iran has over 1,300 centrifuges in operation, a diplomat close to the organization told ABC News. (ABC News)

Iran Clears 6 Who Killed to Defend Islamic Moral Code

The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered "morally corrupt." (International Herald Tribune)

Iran Says No Info on Missing American

The Iranian government has told the United States that it has no information about a former FBI agent who has been missing in Iran for more than a month, the State Department said Thursday. (AP)

VIRGINIA TECH SHOOTING

Killer Mails Letter, Photos, Video to NBC

Seung-hui Cho, who according to authorities shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech Monday before turning the gun on himself, mailed photos, a letter and video clips of himself reciting an angry rant to NBC during a pause in his killing spree. (ABC News)

Virginia Tech Had Clues 17 Months Before Killings

The campus authorities were aware 17 months ago of the troubled mental state of the student who shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, an imbalance that was graphically on display in vengeful videos and a manifesto he mailed to NBC News in the time between two sets of shootings. (International Herald Tribune)

Psychiatrist: Showing Cho's Video Is 'Social Catastrophe'

The videos of Seung-hui Cho, the man who fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech on Monday and then killed himself, shouldn't have been released because they don't offer the public any greater understanding of the gruesome crime, said Michael Welner, a forensic psychiatrist and ABC News consultant, on "Good Morning America" today. (ABC News)

IRAQ

11 Dead After Suicide Car Bomb Hits Fuel Truck in Baghdad

A suicide car bomber rammed into a fuel truck today in central Baghdad, killing at least 11 people, police said. (AP)

Iraqis Bury Victims from Deadly Attacks

Grieving relatives retrieved bodies from hospital morgues Thursday, and passers-by gawked at the giant crater left by a market bomb in one of four attacks that killed 183 people on the bloodiest day since the U.S. troop increase began nine weeks ago. (AP)

Iraqi PM Condemns Baghdad Attacks

Iraqi PM Nouri Maliki has condemned bombings in Baghdad that killed nearly 200 people - the worst day of violence since a US security operation began. (BBC)

Iraq War Air Crash 'Due To Fault'

The death of eight UK servicemen in an US helicopter crash at the start of the Iraq conflict was due to mechanical failure, a coroner has ruled. (BBC)

U.S.

On the Hill, Gonzales Gets His Chance at Redemption

When Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's top aide contemplated the mass dismissal of chief federal prosecutors two years ago, he advocated keeping the "loyal Bushies." Two years later, the question confronting President Bush is whether to keep Gonzales, the very model of a loyal Bushie. (Washington Post)

Congress Circling Embattled Bush Official

Unhappy that President Bush won't dismiss a senior appointee accused of abusing staff and interfering with investigations, Democrats in Congress are planning to haul the official in for public questioning. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN

Taliban Attack Civilians to Spread Fear—Amnesty

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