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Rice interview: No Iran hostage crisis (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:45:01 GMT

Iran's detention of at least four Americans is not a new hostage crisis akin to the seizure of U.S. diplomats three decades ago, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

Villages in Iran flooded in wake of Cyclone Gonu (CNN.com)
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Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:43:28 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Floods spawned by the remnants of Cyclone Gonu stranded dozens of tiny villages in the deserts of southern Iran on Friday, cutting off roads, power and communications and sending some residents into trees for safety.

Security Council refuses to condemn Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:11:40 GMT

The U.N. Security Council refused to approve a statement Friday that would condemn remarks about Israel's impending destruction attributed to Iran's hard-line president because of objections from Indonesia, council diplomats said.

Iran says it is holding 4th dual citizen (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:08:03 GMT

Iran confirmed Friday for the first time that it is holding an Iranian-American peace activist, the fourth dual citizen it has detained in recent months, according to a semiofficial news agency.

G-8 Leaders Press Iran to Halt Uranium Enrichment (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:20:32 GMT

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Group of Eight leaders accused Iran of flouting the international community by pursuing uranium enrichment and warned the Islamic Republic will deepen its diplomatic and economic isolation if the program continues.

Iran backs away from temporary marriages (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 20:08:21 GMT

The hard-line government is backing away from a plan to promote the tradition of temporary marriage in Iran as a way to avoid extramarital sex, an official spokesman said Friday.

US says Iran again pleads ignorance of ex-FBI agent (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:38:58 GMT

The United States has again been informed by Iran that it has no knowledge of a missing former FBI agent who vanished during a visit to the Islamic republic three months ago, the US State Department said Friday.

U.S. Businessman Jailed, Iran Confirms (Washington Post)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 18:01:18 GMT

A semi-official Iranian news agency reported yesterday that California businessman Ali Shakeri is in custody in Tehran and is under investigation for possible national security violations. It is the first confirmation by Iran of his detention after repeated statements from the Tehran regime that it...

G8 pledges 60 bln dollars for Africa, warns Iran and N Korea (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 19:50:06 GMT

The Group of Eight industrial powers ended their annual summit Friday by pledging 60 billion dollars to fight AIDS in Africa and warned Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programmes.

G-8 approves aid for Africa, warns Iran (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Fri, 08 Jun 2007 18:36:24 GMT

Leaders of the Group of Eight agreed Friday on a $60 billion package to fight AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa and warned Iran over its disputed nuclear program, closing out a summit of the world's richer nations.