India halts army in peace gesture to Assam rebels
The Indian army will suspend counter-insurgency
operations against separatist rebels in the troubled northeastern
state of Assam to help peace moves, a senior state official said on
Sectarian violence rages as blasts kill at least 47
Car bombs and a rocket barrage struck a
predominantly Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad Sunday, killing at
least 47 people and wounding 148. The rockets apparently were fired
from a mostly Sunni district targeted by U.S. troops in a crackdown
against the sectarian violence roiling the capital.
Journalist Carroll asked to be killed by gun
Certain she would be murdered by the men who
kidnapped her on a Baghdad street and fatally shot her translator,
American journalist Jill Carroll begged her captors at one point to
use a gun to end her life rather than a knife.