Accused War Criminal in U.S. Custody

ACCUSED WAR CRIMINAL

Accused War Criminal in U.S. Custody

A man accused of sadistically murdering and torturing thousands is in American custody. (ABC News)

GUANTANAMO

75 Now on Hunger Strike at Guantanamo

The number of Guantanamo Bay detainees participating in a hunger strike has ballooned from three to around 75, the U.S. military said Monday, revealing growing defiance among prisoners held for up to 4 1/2 years with no end in sight. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Anti-U.S. Rioting Erupts in Kabul; at Least 14 Dead

A deadly traffic accident caused by a United States military convoy quickly touched off a full-blown anti-American riot on Monday that raged across much of the Afghan capital, leaving at least 14 people dead and scores injured. (NY Times)

Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan Shooting

Four aid workers were killed by a gunman riding a motorbike in northern Afghanistan today, officials said. (The Guardian)

HIV

India 'Has Most People with HIV'

India now has more people living with HIV than any other country, a UNAIDS report has revealed. (BBC)

AVIAN FLU

WHO Seeks Data on Avian Flu Treatment

Three years after the human H5N1 flu virus outbreak began, the World Health Organization lacks a comprehensive database of treatment and patient care. (Financial Times)

E.U.

E.U.: U.S. Access to Flight Data Unlawful

The EU's highest court today ruled that it was unlawful to order European airlines to hand over information about transatlantic air passengers to the US government. (The Guardian)

SOUTH KOREA

Daewoo Founder Jailed for Fraud

The founder of Daewoo has been jailed for 10 years and must forfeit $22 billion after being found guilty in South Korea's biggest financial scandal. (Reuters)

IRAQ NEWS

Suicide Car Bomber Kills at Least Eight in Iraq Town

A suicide bomber in a car killed at least eight people in the Iraqi town of Hilla, police sources said, adding the death toll was expected to rise. (Reuters)

U.S. Television Crew Among Dozens Killed

As violence in Baghdad continued to soar, two Britons who were members of a CBS television crew were killed and an American correspondent for the network was critically injured when a military patrol they were accompanying was hit by a roadside bomb. (NY Times)

Analysis: The Numbers And What's Behind Them

Estimating the numbers of people killed in any war is an inexact science. But the deaths of CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, who were killed by a car bomb while accompanying a military patrol in Baghdad, along with a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi interpreter, may represent a milestone. (CBS)

Will Reinforce Troops in West Iraq The U.S. military said Monday it was deploying the main reserve fighting force for Iraq, a full 3,500-member armored brigade, as emergency reinforcements for the embattled western province of Anbar, where a surge of violence linked to the insurgent group al Qaeda in Iraq has severely damaged efforts to turn Sunni Arab tribal leaders against the insurgency. (Washington Post)

Defense: Witness in Saddam Trial Killed

Defense in Saddam Trial Says One of Its Witnesses Was Killed, Complains of Restrictions (AP)

Sources: Lawmakers Told To Brace for Haditha Fallout

Charges of murder, cover-up possible against Marines. (CNN)

Two Saudi Al Qaeda Members in Kurdish Prison

Two Saudi most-wanted terrorists currently held in Iraqi Kurdistan spoke exclusively to Asharq al Awsat on Monday and revealed details about their arrest and their life in a Kurdish prison. (Asharq al Awsat)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Iraq War: Killing Cover-Up?

Military officials are close to bringing grave charges, including murder, against U.S. Marines in the deaths of two-dozen Iraqi civilians in November. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Baghdad Numb to Reports of Massacre

After three years of war that has been fought in their streets and claimed the lives of tens of thousands of civilians, people in Baghdad could spare little more than subdued expressions of sympathy Sunday after hearing reports of a U.S. Marine massacre of 24 men, women and children in a faraway western town. (Washington Post)

Why Bush Should Lean on Mubarak

Washington's Arab ally, Egypt, is cracking down hard on the country's small democratic movement. (Globe and Mail)

Awol in Iraq

BBC has reported that hundreds of British troops, part of the U.S.-led 'coalition of the willing' in Iraq, have deserted the army during the past three years. (Khaleej Times)

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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