Kurd jailed for murders

An Iraqi Kurdish court sentenced a Turkish Kurd to 26 years' jail for the murder of two British journalists in northern Iraq in 1991, Reuter reports from Ankara. The court in Arbil found Hasim Ciftci guilty of killing the BBC reporters Nick Della Casa and Charles Maxwell, whom he guided in the area. Della Casa's journalist wife Rosanna, the third member of the team, is still missing but her body has never been found. Ciftci admitted killing the two men but said he let Rosanna go.