- Making News: Massive Suicide Bomb Kills More Than 100 Iraqi Police
The deadliest single insurgent attack of the war in Iraq struck in Hilla today, 60 miles south of Baghdad. At least 115 people were killed and 132 wounded at a busy market and an office where police recruits were waiting for physical examinations. From Baghdad, where he reports for Newsweek, Babak Dehghanpisheh updates today's events, including the arrest of one of Saddam Hussein's half-brothers.
- Reporter's Notebook: How Serious Is the Threat from Avian Flu?
The World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that the avian flu, recently found in Asia, could mutate to spread among humans and become a pandemic, killing millions of people worldwide. Is that sound science? In today's Los Angeles Times, Wendy Orent, author of Plague: the Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease, writes that bird flu isn't the peril it's made out to be.
UN Security Council Resolution 1559
World Health Organization (WHO) on Avian Flu
US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Avian Flu