- Making News: More Civilian Hostages Taken in Iraq
Yesterday, a Filipino truck driver was released after his government agreed to withdraw all its 51 troops from Iraq. Today, six more truck drivers have been taken hostage, and a group called The Holders of the Black Banners is threatening to behead one of them every 72 hours. Vivian Walt is following events from Baghdad for Time magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Le Tour de Lance
One of the toughest legs of this year-s Tour de France is tougher than ever. It's still 9.6 miles almost straight up an Alpine mountain, but it-s an individual time trial with no support from teammates to block the wind or chase down a competitor. Not only did cyclist Lance Armstrong hold on to the yellow jersey today, he passed his nearest competitor, which is no small feat when he took off two minutes after Italy-s Ivan Basso. Jeremy Whittle is covering the race for the Times of London.
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