20 Decapitated Bodies Found In Iraq

A Scottish judicial panel on Thursday questioned the reliability of evidence used to convict a former Libyan intelligence agent of carrying out the 1988 bombing of a Pan American plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, and recommended that he be granted an appeal. (AP)

INDONESIA

All Indonesian Airlines Banned from Flying into EU

All Indonesian airlines and several from Russia, Ukraine and Angola will be barred from flying to the European Union due to safety concerns, the European Commission said Thursday. (AP)

IRAN/U.S.

Why Are Three Americans Still Being Held in Iran?

Amnesty International is lobbying for the release of three American scholars of Iranian descent now being held in the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. (ABC News)

NORTH KOREA

US 'Deeply Troubled' By Pyongyang Missiles

North Korea has test-fired "several missiles", the United States confirmed on Wednesday, as UN inspectors prepared to visit a reactor at the centre of the reclusive regime's nuclear programme.... (South China Morning Post)

LEBANON

6 Killed In Fighting in Northern Lebanon

Lebanese troops killed at least six Islamic militants during a gunbattle in northern Lebanon on Thursday, a military official said. (AP)

SYRIA/LEBANON

Siniora Accuses Syria of Sending Arms to Camps

Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accused Syria on Wednesday of sending arms to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and threatened to raise the issue with the Arab League. Siniora was speaking from Paris the day after independent experts handed the UN Security Council a report saying that Lebanon was largely incapable of preventing arms smuggling from Syria. (Daily Star)

SPAIN

Top Judge Warns of High Terror Threat
The threat of terrorism in Europe remains very high due to anger over the Iraqi war and the growing influence of North African groups linked to al-Qaida, a leading anti-terrorism judge warned Thursday. (AP)

COLOMBIA

11 Kidnapped Deputies Killed: Colombian Rebels

Eleven kidnapped Colombian state lawmakers held hostage for five years were killed after a military attack on the jungle camp where they were being kept, according to a statement on a Web site sympathetic to the country's largest rebel group. (Daily Jang)

Colombian Navy Captures Alleged Rebel

The navy has captured an alleged rebel suspected of masterminding a wave of recent bombings that killed three people and wounded dozens in Colombia's most violent city, the government said Wednesday. (AP)

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Brazil Police Kill 19 in Rio Slum Siege

Police backed by helicopters raided a notorious Rio shantytown and killed 19 suspected drug traffickers in pitched gunbattles. (AP)

MADELEINE KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION

Italian Man said Arrested in Madeleine Kidnapping

An Italian has been arrested in Spain over the kidnapping of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished from her resort bedroom in Portugal last month, Spain's El Pais newspaper Web site said on Thursday. (Reuters)

LIBYA

Libya's Gadhafi Misbehaving Again

More than a year after the United States renewed diplomatic ties with Libya, leader Moammar Gadhafi still has not completed settlement payments to the families of Pan Am 103 victims, and he recently delivered an incendiary speech during which he laughed off any financial impact of the settlement. (ABC News)

SEX SLAVERY/JAPAN

U.S. Panel OKs Sex Slave Resolution

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