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April 17th, 2009
World Links: Music Pirates Jailed, Mumbai Gunman Retracts Confession

At least 21 people are killed when two earthquakes strike in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountains, about 30 miles from the Pakistani border.

The leader of Islamabad’s Red Mosque, under house arrest since the bloody siege there in 2007, makes a defiant return at today’s Friday prayers.

The only surviving suspect in last year’s Mumbai attacks retracts his confession, claiming that it was extracted by coercion.

In a landmark case, a Swedish court jails the founders of The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s largest file-sharing websites.

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