Marines to Face Murder Charges

HADITHA INVESTIGATION

Marines to Face Murder Charges

After an investigation that's lasted more than a year, criminal charges will be filed today in the alleged Haditha massacre in which 24 civilians in an Iraqi town were killed. (ABC News)

U.S.

Report Says Berger Hid Archive Documents

President Clinton's national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them, the agency's internal watchdog said Wednesday. (AP)

U.S. To Declassify Secrets Aged 25 and Older

It will be a Cinderella moment for the band of researchers who study the hidden history of American government. (Internaional Herald Tribune)

'Devastating' Trial Results for Controversial Artificial Blood Product
A controversial drug experiment, involving artificial blood given to accident victims without their consent, resulted in a 40 percent higher death rate than the standard treatment given to a control group. (ABC News)

U.K.

British Soldier 'Gave Army Secrets to Iran'
A British soldier has been charged with passing secret information linked to the military campaign in Afghanistan to Iran, The Times has learnt. (London Times)

IRAQ NEWS

Baghdad Suicide Bomber Kills 10

A suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people and injured a dozen others outside a police recruitment centre in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. (BBC)

US Army Suicides Double In Iraq

Suicides among American soldiers in Iraq doubled last year over the previous year to return to a level seen in 2003, US army medical experts said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN

Roadside Bombs Kill Seven Afghans

Seven Afghans were killed and several wounded on Thursday in two separate bomb blasts, police said. (Reuters)

NATO Military Leader Says Force in Afghanistan is 2,500 Troops Short

The Marine Corps general who just completed a tour as NATO's supreme commander said that NATO's force in Afghanistan was still 2,500 troops short, but he cited progress in persuading countries that send soldiers to remove restrictions on their combat roles. (International Herald Tribune)

JORDAN

Jordan Sentences Killer of British Tourist to Death

Jordan's State Security court sentenced a Jordanian man of Palestinian origin to death on Thursday for an attack on Western tourists in which he shot dead a British man and wounded five other foreigners. (Reuters)

SOMALIA

Somali Islamists In 'War' Claim

The leader of the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which controls much of southern Somalia, says the country is in a state of war with Ethiopia. (BBC)

2002 BALI BOMBINGS

Cleric Cleared Over Bali Bombings

Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir has had his conviction for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali bombings overturned by the Supreme Court in Jakarta. (BBC)

TURKMENISTAN

Turkmenistan: President's Death Brings Muted World Reaction

The death today of Turkmenistan's president for life, Saparmurat Niyazov, has brought a restrained international reaction. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

FRANCE

French Film Raises Fresh Fears Over Airport Safety

A French television reporter managed to smuggle explosive material and knives onto American and French passenger planes apparently revealing serious flaws in security at French airports. (Reuters)

YASSER ARAFAT'S NOTES

The Secret World of Arafat

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