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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2006 with 101 to follow.
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Kin of beheaded U.S. hostages sue Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Survivors of an Atlanta-area contractor taken hostage and beheaded in Iraq have filed a federal lawsuit against Syria seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Family of slain hostage to sue Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The family of a Georgia man who was kidnapped and killed by Iraqi insurgents planned to file a lawsuit Friday seeking millions of dollars from Syria.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2005 with 101 to follow.
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Beheading in art contest-winning video

NASHVILLE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Outcry against a video that includes the beheading of a U.S. hostage may lead to the work being withdrawn from a Tennessee competition that the artwork won.

CNN: US attempted to save three hostages

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. forces twice tried to rescue the three hostages in Iraq who were eventually beheaded but couldn't locate them, CNN reported Tuesday.

U.S. tried to rescue beheaded hostages

BAGHDAD, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. forces tried unsuccessfully twice to rescue an Englishman and two U.S. citizens being held hostage, CNN reported Tuesday.

Identity of beheaded captive confirmed

BAGHDAD, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The family of Jack Hensley Wednesday said U.S. officials have positively identified him as the second American beheaded this week in Iraq, CNN said.

Liverpool holds church vigil for hostage

LIVERPOOL, England, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A candlelight vigil was held in Liverpool, England, Tuesday for Kenneth Bigley, who is being held hostage by militants in Iraq.

Second American hostage killed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A second U.S. hostage has been executed by suspected Iraqi insurgents in as many days, al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.
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Beginning in April 2004, members of the Iraqi insurgency began taking foreign civilian hostages in Iraq. Since then, they have kidnapped more than 200 foreigners and thousands of Iraqis; among them, dozens of foreign hostages have been killed. Nepal (with 12) and the United States (with 11) rank the highest of hostages killed in Iraq. China ranks the highest (with 15) of hostages freed in Iraq followed by Pakistan (with 13) and Egypt (with 10).

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