- Newsmaker: New bin Laden Video
A spokesman for Afghanistan's defense ministry claims Osama bin Laden is in Pakistan, protected by supporters of a radical Islamic leader who helped create the Taliban. Meanwhile, al Jazeera has released a new video showing a tired-looking bin Laden stating "terrorism is benign." It is unclear when the tape was recorded. Najam Sethi, editor of The Friday Times, assesses this latest development.
- Reporter's Notebook: A New Coat for The Eiffel Tower
One of the great manmade landmarks of the world is about to be painted for the eighteenth time since its installation in 1889. Over the next 15 months, 25 painters will brush some 60 tons of paint onto the Eiffel Tower to conserve its durability. The process is being closely watched by Peter Ford, who lives in Paris and writes for The Christian Science Monitor.
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