New Al Qaeda Leader in Afghanistan

Dozens of Suspected Terrorists on Trial in Morocco after Repeated Delays

A long-stalled trial for more than 50 alleged terrorists accused of plotting attacks on military and tourist sites in Morocco got under way Friday, with new purported links to foreign extremists emerging. (AP)

U.S.

FBI on the Lookout for Phony Heroes This Memorial Day Weekend

FBI agents and veterans will be on the lookout this Memorial Day weekend for phony military heroes, a disquieting trend that officials say has grown substantially in the years of the war with Iraq. (ABC News)

Murder Mystery Haunts Lancaster, Pa.

If it weren't for the murders of the Amish schoolgirls last fall, this month's killings might be the most disturbing homicides Lancaster County, Pa., has ever seen. (ABC News)

Ecoterrorist Gets 12 Year Sentence

A federal judge sentenced a member of an ecoterrorism cell to more than 12 years in prison, rejecting arguments that he played a minor role in arsons aimed at saving animals and protecting the earth. (Time)

Lawsuit Claims Best Buy Isn't Living Up to Its Name

The Connecticut Attorney General is taking electronics super retailer Best Buy to task for a system he says is a "bait-and-switch scheme" that deceives customers. (ABC News)

PAKISTAN

Eight Missing Persons Reach Home

Eight people allegedly picked up by intelligence agencies a few months ago from the city and other areas of the province resurfaced over the last one week. (Dawn)

CHINA

Fury over China's 1-Child Blitz

Residents of this southern China county on Thursday angrily accused authorities of forcing women to have abortions and vandalising homes in a brutal campaign to enforce birth-control policies. "Many women have been forced to have abortions. Authorities are going into their homes and destroying their homes to implement the policy," said a woman in Bobai county. (AFP)

MEXICO

'Virtual kidnapping' a Scary Reality in Latin America

"Papa! Papa! Papa!" cried the voice on Rodolfo Melchor's cell phone. Then: "Honey, it's me, I've been kidnapped!" (AP)

Mexico to Boost Tapping of Phones and E-Mail with U.S. Aid

Mexico is expanding its ability to tap telephone calls and e-mail using money from the U.S. government, a move that underlines how the country's conservative government is increasingly willing to cooperate with the United States on law enforcement. (LA Times)

FRANCE

New Files 'Link Chirac to Secret Japanese Bank Account'

Jacques Chirac came under renewed pressure yesterday to respond to allegations that he held a secret £30m account with a Japanese bank, amid reports that documents had emerged linking the former French president to the funds. (The Guardian)

U.K.

Government Knew of HIV Risk from Imported Blood

The government's advisers on medicine knew that patients were at risk of contracting Aids from imported blood products as early as 1983, but ruled against a ban because of fears it would cause a shortage of supply. (The Guardian)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

To Appease Serbia, War Criminals are Getting Away with Murder

By Natasa Kandic and Mabel Van Oranje

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