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General News Archive - June 04, 2006

ABUJA (Reuters) - Eight foreign oil workers were released in Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, police said, two days after they were kidnapped from an offshore oil rig by gunmen demanding jobs and development for their community.

ABUJA (Reuters) - Eight foreign oil workers were released in Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, police said, two days after they were kidnapped from an offshore oil rig by gunmen demanding jobs and development for their community.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suspected Taliban suicide car bomber killed at least four Afghans in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday in an attack on the provincial governor as he traveled with a convoy of Canadian troops, officials said.

ABUJA (Reuters) - Only some of the eight foreign oil workers held hostage in Nigeria have been freed, a British diplomat said on Sunday, after police had earlier said the six Britons, one Canadian and one American had all been released.

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Wedding Crashers," a comedy about two skirt-chasing bachelors, dominated the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, taking home three awards, including best movie.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suspected Taliban suicide car bomber killed at least four Afghans in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday in an attack on the provincial governor as he traveled with a convoy of Canadian troops, officials said.

By Estelle Shirbon ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian police said eight foreign oil workers were freed on Sunday but a British diplomat said only some of the six Britons, one Canadian and one American had been released.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi state television quoted Interior Ministry officials as saying on Sunday that four Russian embassy employees kidnapped in Baghdad on Saturday have been released. But police sources said they had not received any word of a release.

ABUJA (Reuters) - Two out of eight foreign oil workers held hostage in southern Nigeria have been freed and the release of the six others is expected later on Sunday, the information commissioner of Bayelsa state said. Both men released are British, the commissioner and the British embassy said.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber killed at least four Afghans in the southern city of Kandahar on Sunday in an attack on the provincial governor as he traveled with a convoy of Canadian troops, officials said.