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U.S. court rejects bid to stop Saddam execution

A U.S. judge denied on Friday a move by lawyers to delay the execution of ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, who faces hanging within hours. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Saddam was not being held in U.S. custody and as a result her court lacked jurisdiction. Lawyers for Saddam earlier on Friday had asked the court to order a halt to his execution. Full Story

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