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In Brief

Britain mulling prince's role
Britain's military commanders were considering yesterday whether to withdraw Prince Harry from Afghanistan after Internet leaks he had been secretly serving as a combat soldier on front lines for 2-1/2 months.
The leaks have raised concern that Harry, third in line to the British throne as the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, could now become what officials term a high-value target for al-Qaida and other Islamist militants.
Harry, 23, was deployed to fight against the Taliban in the southern Afghan region of Helmand in December, seven months after plans to send him to Iraq were scrapped following threats from Iraqi militants to kidnap or kill him.
Chavez proposal
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proposed on Thursday creating an international mediating group to negotiate the release of hostages held by Colombian rebels, a day after he brokered the freeing of four captives.
Chavez, who is in a diplomatic dispute with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe over his mediation with the rebels, said France, Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador backed his idea to include more nations in the talks.


Updated : 2020-12-03 12:11 GMT+08:00