Russia 'to kill Iraq kidnappers'
From the BBC: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered special services to “find and destroy” the killers of four Russian diplomats taken hostage in Iraq. The head of Russia’s security services immediately pledged to see Putin’s order carried out. The Russian government confirmed the four men’s deaths this week, after an insurgent group released a video showing two of them being killed. The group had demanded Russia leave Chechnya and release Muslim prisoners. Here.