Iraqi militants threatening to kill a South Korean man abducted in Fallujah Thursday are reported to be holding a number of other foreign nationals hostage. The South Korean employer of the kidnap victim who is seen on video tape pleading for his life has told (South Korea's) Yonhap news agency that the militants are holding about 10 other foreign hostages.
Residents of the central Iraqi city of Ramadi say insurgents have killed four U.S. troops. The four victims' bodies were found today (Monday) lying next to a building under construction. U.S. military officials have not yet released any information about the killings.
Philippine President Gloria Arroyo called for unity and solidarity today (Monday) after a vote count by Congress made her election victory official. A congressional election tally (Sunday) showed Ms. Arroyo won 12.9 million votes, about 1.1 million more than her main opponent, Fernando Poe Jr.. Opposition members say they are not giving up their complaint that the president's supporters manipulated last month's vote, but Congress is expected to certify the election results later this week.
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