Bin Laden on the Move; New Sightings in Pakistan


Bin Laden on the Move; New Sightings in Pakistan

Pakistani government sources tell ABC News they have "credible reports" that Osama bin Laden and his entourage have moved down from high mountainous peaks along the Afghan border to a valley area 40 miles inside the Pakistan border. (ABC News)

Analysis: A New Bin Laden Tape Addresses Moussaoui

An audiotape allegedly made by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden surfaced May 23 on a militant Web site. In the tape, bin Laden says Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged 20th hijacker on Sept. 11, was not involved in the plot and that bin Laden himself personally assigned the roles for each of the 19 "brothers" involved. (Stratfor)


About 60 Taliban Said Killed in Afghan Clash

About 60 Taliban fighters and four Afghan government soldiers were killed in a battle in the southern province of Uruzgan, a news agency reported on Wednesday. (Reuters)


Iran Wants Direct Nuclear Talks with U.S.: Report

Iran is making explicit requests for direct talks on its nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing U.S. officials, Iranian analysts and foreign diplomats. (Washington Post)

World Powers Discuss Iran Nuclear Offer

World powers met on Wednesday to weigh a package of incentives and threats drafted by EU leaders meant to defuse a stand-off with Iran over its nuclear drive, but both sides dampened hopes of a breakthrough.(Reuters)


EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo's Innocents: Newly-Released Prisoners Struggle to Find a Home

Men Without a Country 'Disappointed' in America After a 'Pointless' Four Years at Gitmo. (ABC News)


Foreigners Held Over Congo 'Plot'

At least 30 foreigners are being held in the Democratic Republic of Congo in connection with an alleged coup plot. (BBC)


'Mother of All Avian Flu Clusters' in Indonesia

Seven members of a family in Indonesia have been diagnosed with avian flu, prompting investigators from the World Health Organization to frantically track down anyone else that may have been in contact with them. (ABC News)


Khanna Admits To a Role in Oil-for-Food Scam

With Income Tax and Enforcement Directorate on his tail for allegedly channeling funds from the UN oil-for-food programme, former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh's kin Aditya Khanna on Wednesday admitted to a role in the scam before the Pathak Inquiry Authority. (Times of India)


Seven Held in Anti-Terror Raids

Seven people are being held by police and immigration officials following a massive nationwide anti-terror operation focused on suspected activity in Iraq. (The Guardian)


Hercules Uses Eminent Domain to Keep out Wal-Mart

A San Francisco suburb voted Tuesday night to use the power of eminent domain to keep Wal-Mart Stores Inc. off a piece of city land after hearing from dozens of residents who accused the big-box retailer of engaging in scare tactics to force its way into the bedroom community. (SF Gate)

Many Injured Horses Still Sent to Slaughterhouses

Even Thoroughbreds With Relatively Minor Injuries Sometimes End Up in the Meat Grinder (ABC News)

Study Finds 'Extensive' Fraud at Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae engaged in "extensive financial fraud" over six years by doctoring earnings so executives could collect hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses, federal officials said yesterday in a report that portrayed a company determined to play by its own rules. (Washington Post)


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