Hostages freed

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SANAA - Three French tourists held hostage in northern Yemen since 23 January arrived in Sanaa yesterday after being freed by their captors. Henri and Jeanne Heslot and Brigitte Fontaine arrived in a Yemeni army helicopter from the village of Al-Madan, where they were held by Ahnoum tribesmen seeking to force the government to complete a road through their region. The road is to be finished. AFP