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Italy Races to Save Hostages Before Deadlin

Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini appealed to Arab countries on Monday to help win the release of two Italian hostages as an apparent deadline to kill them drew near.A group calling itself the Islamic Jihad Organization said in a Web site statement on Sunday that Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, who worked on projects to help Iraqi children, would be killed unless Italy withdrew its troops from Iraq. “Please help us free them,” Frattini pleaded with Kuwait and Arab countries, speaking through interpreters at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City on the first stop of a Gulf tour.Full Story

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