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Car Bomb Kills 9 People

  • A car bomb exploded in a vegetable market in Hillah, Iraq, Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding 30. It's the second blast targeting Shia civilians in as many days. CBC News

  • After spending 12 weeks in jail for refusing to name a source, The New York Times reporter Judith Miller testified Friday before a federal grand jury looking into a CIA leak case after her source gave her permission. CNN News

  • If released from prison, former doctor Jack Kevorkian says he'll still campaign to legalise assisted suicide but won't resume helping people to die that way. Kevorkian, 77, is serving a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder for giving a fatal injection of drugs to a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease in 1998. News24

  • The global alarm over bird flu was sounding louder Thursday after the United Nations and health experts warned that a worldwide pandemic could kill as many as 150 million people. The warning comes on the same day a fourth case of avian influenza was confirmed in Indonesia by the World Health Organization. CTV News

  • Four New Orleans police officers have been suspended and one has been reassigned over allegations of looting in the chaos after Hurricane Katrina, acting Police Superintendent Warren Riley said Thursday. The city's police department is investigating reports that at least 12 police officers may have gone on a looting spree in the days after the storm hit. CNN News

  • The death of two strangers, who killed themselves in what is believed to be Britain's first internet suicide pact, has prompted calls for websites promoting suicide to be banned, a newspaper said on Friday. News24

  • A 16,200-acre wildfire burned out of control early Friday in the hills and canyons along the city's northwestern edge, despite the efforts of thousands of firefighters who held out hope that the weather was on their side. CTV News

  • A white South African farmer convicted of feeding one of his black workers to lions has been jailed for life. Mark Scott-Crossley and an employee beat up black former worker Nelson Chisale and tied him up before taking him to a nearby lion breeding centre, where he was thrown into an enclosure. CTV News

  • A bus carrying high school students on an annual pilgrimage to Poland's most sacred Roman Catholic shrine collided with a truck and burst into flames Friday, killing 13 people, authorities said. CNN News

  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger followed through on his promise to veto a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, leaving the issue up to voters or judges who will likely face the volatile issue in the next year. News24


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