ABC Exclusive: Enemy Inside the Gates: North Koreans in the U.S.

The American-financed rebuilding of an Iraqi police headquarters that was meant to show a new approach to reconstruction has instead turned out to be rife with shoddy construction and is exposing security forces to unnecessary risk, a federal oversight agency said yesterday. (NY Times)

11 Killed In Raid On New Iraq TV Station

Gunmen stormed into a new Sunni television station in Baghdad Thursday and fatally shot 11 people including technicians, two guards and the head of the station's board of directors, police said. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Is the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan on the Way Out?

Ronald E. Neumann, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, is going to get an early trip home, according to embassy insiders. (ABC News)

Sixteen Wounded In Afghan Blasts

At least 16 people have been wounded in two explosions in eastern Afghanistan. (BBC)

BAHRAIN

Bahraini Group Warns Against Wrongful Arrests

A newly established opposition group, the National Adlah (Justice) Movement (NAM), has warned Bahraini authorities that it would not remain silent if the government continued to target Islamists who the government accuses of having links to jihadists. (Arab News)

PAKISTAN

Pakistan 'Rocket Plotters Held'

Pakistani security forces have arrested a group of "extremists" behind recent security alerts in the capital, President Pervez Musharraf has said. (BBC)

U.K.

Man Admits UK-US Terror Bomb Plot

A man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder people in terrorist campaigns in Britain and the US. (BBC)

No Evidence Algerian Pilot Was Part of 9/11, High Court Is Told

An Algerian pilot living in Britain was accused of training the September 11 hijackers when there was "not a shred of evidence against him", the High Court was told yesterday. (The London Times)

KENYA

SH40BN at Heart of Moi Bribery Case

Fresh details have emerged of a conspiracy that could have sabotaged the Sh40 billion World Duty Free case which the Government won last week. (Daily Nation)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

A Deadly Iraqi Numbers Game

US President George W Bush has acted swiftly in response to a report saying that as many as 655,000 Iraqis had died as a consequence of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. "I don't consider it a credible report," Bush said of the investigation by the leading British-based medical journal, The Lancet. (Asia Times)

The Truth Behind Military Inaction in North Korea

By William M. Arkin

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday assured the world that the United States does not intend to attack North Korea. "The United States, somehow, in a provocative way, trying to invade North Korea?" Rice scoffed. "It's just not the case." (Washington Post)

Trials And Errors

Saddam Hussein's trial for genocide and war crimes against the Kurds has degenerated into black farce. (The Guardian)

Darfur's Agony

Lydia Polgreen reports from a refugee camp in Darfur filled with death, disease and fear. (NY Times)

Armies Of Children

The recruitment of child soldiers is one of the most heinous war crimes, and among the most forgotten. Perhaps a quarter-million children - most in their teens but some as young as 7 - are forced to serve in government or insurgent armies in 20 countries around the world. Not only are they ordered to kill and torture, they often become victims of physical and sexual abuse. When they do return to civilian life, they are walking ghosts - damaged, uneducated pariahs. (New York 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 Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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