Video of Captured Britons Shown on Iranian TV

U.K./IRAN

Iran Shows Video of Captured Britons

Iranian state television showed video footage Wednesday of a the servicewoman and a group of seized British sailors and marines. The video showed the sailors and marines eating. The woman, 26-year-old Faye Turney, was shown wearing a white tunic with a black headscarf draped loosely over her hair. (AP)

UK Reveals Iran Dispute Evidence

The Royal Navy says satellite data proves 15 personnel being held in Iran were 1.7 nautical miles inside Iraqi waters when they were seized. (BBC)

Britain Presses Iran; Woman May Be Freed

Britain said it was freezing talks on all other issues with Iran until it freed 15 Royal Navy crew members seized last week, and the British military released what it said was proof its boats were within Iraqi territorial waters when they were seized. (AP)

US Navy in Show of Force Near Iran Waters

The United States Navy on Tuesday began its largest demonstration of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by a pair of aircraft-carriers and backed by warplanes flying simulated attack manoeuvres off the coast of Iran. (Asian Age)

U.S.

Foley Back From Rehab; Florida Considering Charges

Florida law enforcement officials are building a possible criminal case against disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley, R-Fla., based on sexually explicit instant messages that were sent from Pensacola, Fla., to an underage high school student, thereby falling under the state's tough law on Internet sexual predators, ABC News has learned. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

Officials: Policemen Go on Killing Spree

Off-duty Shiite policemen enraged by massive bombings in the northern town of Tal Afar went on a revenge spree against Sunni residents there on Wednesday, killing at least 45 men execution-style, police and hospital officials said. (AP)

Militants Attack Iraqi, U.S. Forces With Chlorine Bombs

Insurgents with two chlorine truck bombs attacked a local government building in Falluja in western Iraq on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks using the poisonous gas, the U.S. military said. (Reuters)

U.S. Senate Backs a Pullout Date in Iraq War Bill

The Senate went on record for the first time on Tuesday in favor of a withdrawal date from Iraq, with Democrats marshaling the votes they needed to deliver a forceful rebuke to President George W. Bush's war policy. (International Herald Tribune)

Baghdad Security Crackdown Overloads Detention Facilities

Hundreds of Iraqis detained in the Baghdad security crackdown have been crammed into two detention centers run by the Defense Ministry that were designed to hold only dozens of people, a government monitoring group said yesterday. (NY Times)

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Reported To Be Arrested

Police firing tear gas sealed off the headquarters of Zimbabwe's main opposition and arrested the party's leader Wednesday, according to the party and witnesses. (AP)

PAKISTAN

Militants Attack Pakistani Town

Hundreds of heavily-armed militants have attacked security forces in north-west Pakistan, officials say. (BBC)

Pakistan 'Secret Agents Killed'

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead four officials from Pakistan's secretive ISI intelligence agency in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials say. (BBC)

AFGHANISTAN

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Four in Afghan Capital

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