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Straw appeals for hostages' release

Foreign secretary Jack Straw has repeated his call for Iraqi militants to release four Westerners they are holding hostage.

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    Reid sends police chief to Basra

    Defence secretary John Reid is sending a top policeman, former Northern Ireland police chief Sir Ronnie Flanagan, to Iraq to review the police force in Basra.

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    Reid visits British troops in Basra

    John Reid has confirmed his belief that British troops could begin withdrawing from Iraq next year, ahead of a visit to UK forces in the southern town of Basra.

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