Palestinian President Disolves Government and Declares State of Emergency

Indonesia has captured the head of Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI), police said on Friday, marking what appears to be a major blow for a group blamed for a string of deadly bombings. (Reuters)

EGYPT

Egyptian Arrests May Be Linked to Political Crackdown

Heavily armed police officers woke the Said family at 2 a.m. with pounding on the front door. The parents dressed quickly as their two children drifted between sleep and fear. The police seized books, documents and computer equipment. They blindfolded the father, Abdellatif Muhammad Said, 40, and took him away. (International Herald Tribune)

THAILAND

Attack Kills 7 in Thailand

A roadside bomb and shootings killed seven soldiers Friday in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces this year in Thailand's restive south, amid tightened security on a key anniversary of a 15th Century Islamic sultanate. (Time)

U.S.

'Brilliant' Identity Theft Scheme Targets Child Porn Buyers

A ring of European cyber criminals have devised an ingenious scheme that steals the credit card information of internet buyers of child pornography, law enforcement sources say.  Officials call it a "brilliant" system because victims rarely complain for fear of being identified as a child porn purchaser. (ABC News)

FBI to Boost 'Black Bag' Search Ops

As part of its growing intelligence operations within the United States, the FBI has increased its surreptitious entry and search missions since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to an unclassified bureau document. (ABC News)

Reputed Klansman Convicted in '64 Case

After 43 years, Thomas Moore can tell his brother that his killer has been brought to justice. (AP)

New White House Adviser Spins Revolving Door Again

Watchdog groups say ties between a new White House aide and his former lobbying clients, including foreign governments, cast doubt on his ability to serve the American public. (ABC News)

SCOOTER LIBBY TRIAL

Libby Loses Bid to Stay Out of Jail for Appeal

A federal judge ordered Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff to surrender in six to eight weeks to begin serving his 30-month prison term, increasing the pressure for President Bush to decide soon whether he will pardon the only administration official prosecuted in a White House leak investigation. (Washington Post)

LITVINENKO INVESTIGATION

Russia to Probe UK Spy Activity

Russia is to investigate alleged British spying on its territory after claims made by the prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. (BBC)

TURKEY

Bomb Wounds Five in Turkey

A bomb exploded near a minibus stop in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir Friday morning, wounding five people, officials said, according to the Anatolian state news agency. (CNN)

PHILIPPINES

Nine Killed In Southern Philippines Blast

Nine people were killed when a bomb exploded aboard a bus in the southern Philippine town of Bansalan on Friday, a military report said. (AFP)

SOMALIA

Bombings Kill Two as Somali Insurgency Deepens

A roadside bomb killed two children in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday and another wounded several bystanders in the latest strikes by insurgents fighting the Horn of Africa nation's government, residents said. (Reuters)

ZIMBABWE

Allegations of Coup Plot in Zimbabwe

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