White House Won't Challenge that Bush Approved Leak

Italy Resumes Trial Of Madrid Bombing Suspect

Italian investigators started presenting their case on Friday against a former Egyptian army member suspected of helping to plan the Madrid train bombings in 2004 that killed 191 people. (Reuters)

NIGERIA

Obasanjo Should Resign, VP Says

The row between Nigeria's leaders has intensified, with the vice-president urging President Olusegun Obasanjo to resign "for breaking the constitution". (BBC)

AID CAMPAIGNS

World 'Lacks 4m Health Workers'

Four million health workers are needed to combat the "chronic shortage" around the world, a report from the World Health Organization has warned. (BBC)

Aid Sought As African Misery Deepens

The United Nations has launched an appeal for $426 million to help more than eight million people hit by drought across east Africa. (Reuters)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Deny Him the Martyrdom He Craves

Zacarias Moussaoui should be nobody's hero and no one's martyr. (The Guardian)

Syria Breaks Taboo On Violence Against Women

Syria has broken a taboo by presenting a high profile study on violence against women, which found that one in four married women gets beaten - usually by her husband or father. (Reuters)

Caught In The Middle On A Volatile Border

Khalia Daoud squats in the shade of her straw hut with hundreds of other Chadian refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly. Her one-square-metre makeshift shelter stands at the edge of Sudan's porous 1300-kilometre border with Chad. (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Ellen Gustafson of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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