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Chinese hostages released in Iraq

Iraqi insurgents who were holding eight Chinese labourers hostage in Iraq have released the men. China’s official Xinhua news agency quoted the Chinese embassy in Baghdad as confirming their release. The militant group holding the men had threatened to kill them if China failed to clarify its position on Iraq. It reportedly said in a videotape that the hostages were being freed after China said it had advised its citizens not to travel to Iraq. According to the Associated Press news agency, the tape showed each of the Chinese men shaking hands with a masked insurgent. Full Story

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