- Making News: Iraqi Militants Kill South Korean Hostage
Officials have confirmed that a South Korean hostage being held in Iraq, has been beheaded by a group claiming links to al Qaeda. In Pusan, demonstrators had asked the government not to send 3000 troops to Iraq as planned, and there had been cautious optimism when Monday's deadline found Kim Sun-il still alive. Katy Oh, a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, believes today's events will not alter the resolve of the Korean government.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Wal-Mart Faces Massive Sex Discrimination Lawsuit After nine months of deliberations, a federal judge in San Francisco has extended a sex-discrimination case to as many as 1.6 million women, all current and former employees of Wal-Mart. Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times, says the largest private civil rights case in American history attacks alleged systematic discrimination in pay and promotions.
Al Jazeera article on execution of Kim Sun-Il
CNN article on new al Qaeda leader having trained with Saudi military
Reuters article on death of Abdulaziz Muqrin
Judge Martin Jenkins on Dukes et al v Wal-Mart, Inc
Greenhouse's article on certification of sex discrimination suit against Wal-Mart