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2006-08-26 17:36:36

By Abdoulaye Massalatchi NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger said on Saturday two Italian tourists kidnapped by a former Saharan rebel group had been moved out of the country by their captors to a neighboring state but gave no further details. The two hostages were part of a group of more than 20 mainly Italian tourists seized while traveling in a convoy of vehicles in desert terrain in the West African country on Monday. The other hostages were freed on Tuesday. "The (two) abducted tourists...

2006-08-26 16:22:43

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Two Italian tourists kidnapped in Niger by a former Saharan rebel group have been moved out of the West African country by their hostage takers, the government in Niamey said on Saturday without giving further details. "The abducted tourists are no longer on Niger's territory but in a neighboring country. The authorities in Niger ... are doing their best to obtain their release," Niger's government spokesman Mohamed Ben Omar told national television. The tourists...

2006-08-22 12:16:48

ROME (Reuters) - Two Italian tourists are still being held by bandits in Niger, after most of their tour group was released, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. "Two people, both Italians, are being held," the ministry said in a statement. The ministry said it had established contact with other members of the group. It said earlier that 21 Italians had been abducted on Monday and later released in the desert area of south-east Niger, near the border with Chad.

2006-08-22 07:22:08

ROME (Reuters) - Twenty-one Italian tourists and an unspecified number of Germans have been kidnapped on the border of Niger and Chad, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. One German among the kidnapped group managed to escape and report the abduction to German authorities, said the ministry, adding it could not rule out a ransom demand. "A group of tourists, including 21 of Italian nationality, was attacked in the late afternoon yesterday (Monday) by a group of outlaws in...

2006-08-22 06:52:09

ROME (Reuters) - Twenty-one Italian tourists have been kidnapped on the border between Niger and Chad, the Italian foreign ministry said on Tuesday. "A group of tourists, including 21 of Italian nationality, was attacked in the late afternoon yesterday (Monday) by a group of outlaws in the desert area of south-east Niger, near the border with Chad," the ministry said in a statement.


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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