Terrorism: FBI probes Hamas-linked 'criminal enterprises' associated with the radical Islamic group Hamas that has taken responsibility for a string of bombings in Israel. Hamas also declares the organization would not participate with other Palestinian groups in a proposed cease-fire nor join the next Palestinian government. SheikAhmed Yassin states "the enemy is continuing his aggression, killing, and settlement activities."
Shariah: An Islamic appeals court in northern Nigeria has acquitted single mother Amina Lawal. A Shariah court had sentenced her to death by stoning for adultery, but a five-judge panel rejected her March 2002 conviction under Shariah saying she was not given "ample opportunity to defend herself".
Business: Kodak has said that it will no longer make major investments in conventional photographic film.
WMD: An early draft of an interim report by the inspectors for banned weapons in Iraq says his team has not found any of the unconventional weapons cited by PresidentGeorge W. Bush as a principal reason for going to war. CIA stresses report is not final and inspectors are still getting data.
Occupation of Iraq: Nine rebels in north Iraq are killed. Coalition troops kill nine guerrillas, the biggest toll for more than a month, in scattered action over northern Iraq in the past 24 hours. MajorJosslyn Aberle states "The enemy are becoming more desperate as we pursue them."