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Freed British sailors back home (LEAD)
London, April 5 (DPA) The 15 British sailors and Royal Marines freed by Iran returned to Britain Thursday after 13 days in captivity.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 7:42:03 PM

US helicopter shot down in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 5 (Xinhua) Gunfire shot down a US helicopter in a Sunni stronghold south of Baghdad Thursday, witnesses said.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 4:48:58 PM

Four British Soldiers killed in Iraq bomb attack
Baghdad, April 5 (Xinhua) A roadside bomb killed four British soldiers and a civilian interpreter in Iraq's southern city of Basra Thursday, the British military said.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 4:48:22 PM

Civilian killed in bomb attack in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 5 (Xinhua) A civilian was killed and four others were wounded in two roadside bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital Thursday, an Interior Ministry source said.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 4:11:58 PM

24 illegal Indian migrants on way home
Dubai, April 5 (IANS) Twenty-four Indian immigrants are being escorted back home after their European voyage ended in disaster, leaving them stranded in a dismal warehouse in Mauritania in northwest Africa.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 3:04:59 PM

'Follow the Women' prepares for bike tour
Beirut, April 5 (Xinhua) In less than one week hundreds of women will take to the streets of Lebanon - not in protest, but on bicycles for the third regional 'Follow the Women' bike tour, The Daily Star reported Thursday.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:20:28 PM

Two American soldiers killed in Baghdad
Baghdad, April 5 (Xinhua) Two American soldiers were killed and one was injured by insurgent small arms fire in two attacks in the Iraqi capital, the US military said Thursday.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:19:17 PM

Freed British marines fly home
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) The 15 British seamen released by Iran after the two-week long detention flew home Thursday morning. The released sailors and marines, including a woman, boarded the morning flight of British Airways from Tehran to London, the official IRNA news agency said.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:46:34 PM

World Bank bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal study
Amman, April 5 (DPA) The World Bank has invited global companies to bid for a feasibility study to examine environmental and social impacts of the $5-billion Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project on surrounding countries, officials said Thursday.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:38:17 PM

Ban Ki-moon thanks Ahmadinejad for marines' release
Tehran, April 5 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for releasing 15 detained British naval seamen.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 11:08:15 AM

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