"Reuters - Ken Lay's sudden death on Wednesday
will scuttle U.S. prosecutors bid to seize $43.5 million they
charged the former chief executive earned through illegal acts
at Enron Corp., legal experts said."
"IPS contributor Alaa Hassan was killed on his way to work last Wednesday. He was 35 years old. He is survived by his mother, five brothers, five sisters and his wife who is pregnant with their first child. "
"It is a very sad story. Suffering from depression and loneliness, an aged mother and daughter duo reportedly locked themselves away from the outside world. Alone in their house, they starved themselves, and waited for death."
"War's Iraqi Death Toll Tops 50,000 — Higher than the U.S. estimate but thought to be undercounted, the tally is equivalent to 570,000 Americans killed in three years. — BAGHDAD — At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently since the...