Army sees no crime in posting of corpse photos
WASHINGTON - After an initial look at complaints about U.S. soldiers posting photos of Iraq war dead on an Internet site, Army investigators concluded they had too little evidence to pursue criminal charges.
An Islamic civil rights group called on the Defense Department to take action, while the Florida man who runs the Web site said Wednesday he has no intention of taking the photos down or stopping future postings.
The controversy centers on grisly photographs of what appear to be war dead. The Web site says they were posted by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who, in exchange, received free access to online pornography.
Suicide attacker kills nine soldiers at Kabul camp
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide attacker on a motorbike detonated a bomb Wednesday outside an Afghan military training center in Kabul, killing nine soldiers and wounding 28 other people, the Defense Ministry said.
The attacker struck in a parking lot where officers and soldiers of the Afghan National Army were waiting to take minibuses home at about 4 p.m. A purported Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility and threatened more suicide attacks.
Ukrainians find radioactive fuel from Chernobyl
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian authorities found radioactive material believed stolen from the now-defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant a decade ago, an official said Wednesday.
Security officers discovered a plastic bag with 14 pieces of nuclear fuel during a routine search of the damaged reactor's perimeter last week, said plant spokesman Stanislav Shektela. The pieces included part of a fuel rod and small pipes.
He said the radioactive material ''was probably missing since 1995,'' when a group of people was arrested and convicted of stealing nuclear fuel from the destroyed reactor.
Iran protests India's vote on nuclear program
NEW DELHI - Iran expressed disappointment at India's support for the U.N. atomic agency's putting Tehran on notice over its nuclear program, officials said Wednesday, amid reports that a lucrative natural gas deal between the countries could be in doubt.
Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran held talks with Iranian Ambassador Siyavash Zargar Yaghoubi on Tuesday, as Iran threatened to review trade deals with countries that voted against it.
- From wire reports