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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

War in Iran, a gold mine in the making (COMMENTARY)
When I was a little kid growing up in the US I used to go into my grandfather's office where he told me more than once that war was good for business. I despised the concept as a teenager during the US war on Vietnam.

Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:53:13 AM

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

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