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Khmer Rouge rebels abducted an American woman, Melissa Himes, 25, of the relief organisation Food for the Hungry International, and have held her hostage for three days while demanding that the aid group digs them wells, its director said yesterday, AFP reports from Phnom Penh.

Hope on kidnapped aid worker

The International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday that Alfred Petters, an American aid worker kidnapped in Mogadishu, was in good health and it was hoped he would be freed soon, AP reports from Geneva.

Somali workers besiege Britons

About 200 Somalis, some armed, blockaded British mine- clearance experts of the Rimfire company at a compound in the north-western city of Hargeisa yesterday and demanded money to let them leave, aid workers said, Reuter reports from Mogadishu.

Rebels flee

Sudanese rebels abandoned an important southern village to advancing government troops and were making a stand on the banks of a river, aid workers said yesterday, Reuter reports from Nairobi.
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