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Iran frees 15 British sailors after 13-day standoff (NIGHT LEAD)
Tehran, April 4 (Xinhua) Iran made a surprising move Wednesday by releasing the 15 British sailors 13 days after it detained them for 'illegal entry' into Iranian waters which had strained relations between Tehran and London.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:40:56 PM

Woolmer utterly incorruptible, says friend
Johannesburg, April 4 (Xinhua) Slain Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer was totally and utterly incorruptible, his friend and sports scientist Tim Noakes told Woolmer's memorial service in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:35:05 PM

Bomb explosion at Baghdad police station
Baghdad, April 4 (Xinhua) A car bomb explosion and mortar barrage struck a police station in Baghdad's Shiite bastion of Sadr City causing casualties on Wednesday while US troops were present there, Iraqi police and state television said.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 4:15:37 PM

Gunmen kill five Iraqis
Kirkuk, April 4 (DPA) An Iraqi engineer and four technicians were killed Wednesday in an attack in southern Kirkuk, 250 km north of Baghdad, an Iraqi police source said.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 4:03:34 PM

Iranian envoy to meet detained Iranians in Iraq
Tehran, April 4 (Xinhua) An Iranian envoy will go to Iraq to meet the five Iranians detained by US forces in Iraq's northern city of Arbil in January, Iran's state television reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 4:02:38 PM

US to attack Iran by end of April: report
Kuwait City, April 4 (Xinhua) The US is planning to attack Iran's nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the end of this month, the Kuwait-based Arab Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 2:30:06 PM

Iran warns Britain not to raise 'hue and cry'
Tehran, April 4 (Xinhua) A top Iranian official warned that the sailors' detention issue would not be resolved if the British government continues raising 'hue and cry'.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 9:42:07 AM

Four foreign workers in Kuwait suspected of bird flu
Kuwait City, April 4 (Xinhua) Four foreign workers in Kuwait have been suspected of infected with bird flu virus, KUNA news agency reported.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 8:45:41 AM

Jordan Islamists blast Olmert's Arab-Israeli summit proposal
Amman, April 4 (DPA) Jordan's largest political party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), condemned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's proposal for holding an Arab-Israeli summit as a 'new trick' aimed at a 'free of charge' normalization with Arab states.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 8:45:00 AM

Indian Consulate in Dubai waives processing fees
Dubai, April 3 (IANS) The Indian consulate here has implemented its government's initiative to waive fees charged on attestation and processing of documents related to the death of Indians abroad.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 5:27:33 PM

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