- Making News: More Torture and Violence in Iraq
In Khanaqin, a largely Kurdish town 90 miles northeast of Baghdad, a suicide bomber today killed at least 74 people who were worshiping in a Shiite mosque. John Burns, who reports from Baghdad for the New York Times, has more on today's violence and an update on Iraqi response to the yesterday's call for immediate troop withdrawal by Democratic Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania.
- Reporter's Notebook: Report Says Iran Got Info from the Nuclear Black Market
In less than a week, the International Atomic Energy Agency will decide if Iran's nuclear program should be referred to the UN Security Council. Iran says its only purpose is generating electricity. Today it's reported that Iran has received designs for weapons from the nuclear black market. This as President Bush and Russia's President Putin are discussing the issue at the Asian Pacific summit in South Korea. Carla Anne Robbins is Diplomatic Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
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