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Three to be hanged in mosque bombing

By The World Today
November 30, 2008
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IRAN
TEHRAN - Iran's Revolutionary Court has convicted three men of involvement in a bombing inside a packed mosque that killed 14 people in April and sentenced them to be hanged publicly near the scene of the attack. The court said yesterday that it also found the three men guilty of having links to the United States with orders to destabilize Iran through a campaign of bombings and assassinations. It said they had confessed. (AP)

SRI LANKA
Floods kill seven, displace 88,000
COLOMBO - Floods caused by days of heavy rain killed at least seven people, left four soldiers missing, and displaced 88,000 in insurgency-ravaged northern Sri Lanka. The Disaster Management Center said yesterday that the northern Jaffna peninsula and the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts were inundated and that nearly 8,000 houses have been destroyed. (AP)

AUSTRALIA
Rescuers try to save 80 stranded whales
HOBART - Rescuers were trying today to reach about 80 whales stranded on a remote coast in southern Australia. The group was spotted from the air yesterday on a rocky coastline at Sandy Cape in the northwest of Tasmania state. Many of the 80 long-finned pilot whales counted appeared to be dead. (AP)

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