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Italian Hostage in Iraq Pleads for Her Life

A sad and frightening video of an Italian journalist who was kidnapped in Baghdad aired on national television here Wednesday, the day the upper house of Parliament debated and passed a measure to renew funding for a military force in Iraq. Giuliana Sgrena, a correspondent for the communist newspaper Il Manifesto, was shown sitting in front of a blank wall, on the verge of tears, as she pleaded for her life and appealed to the Italian government to withdraw its 3,000-member military contingent from Iraq.Full Story

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