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BRITAIN, GERMANY REOPEN EMBASSIES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Britain and Germany reopened their embassies Saturday, three days after closing them because of terror warnings that followed deadly suicide attacks in Riyadh.

The American and Italian embassies and consulates, also closed, were expected to reopen soon.

A British diplomat said the embassy and consulates in Jiddah and Dhahran were reopened after a security review. They were closed Wednesday because of "imminent" terror threats in the kingdom.

Those threats came after 25 people, including eight Americans and two Britons, were killed May 12 along with nine suicide bombers who attacked Western housing compounds in the capital.

The German Embassy reopened its consular section at the Riyadh mission and its consulate in Jiddah on Saturday, a diplomat said.

3 sought in attacks
in Morocco are arrested

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Three people who had been in contact with suicide bombers responsible for a series of deadly attacks in Casablanca have been arrested, authorities said Saturday.

The three were among nine people sought in the investigation of the May 16 bombings, which killed 31 bystanders and the 12 bombers.

Interior Ministry official Yassine Mansouri said the suspects had been in direct contact with the attackers.

The death toll in the five nearly simultaneous attacks rose Saturday when a fourth Spaniard died of his injuries, Spain's Efe news agency reported. Joan Alie Macia, 61, was inside the Casa de Espana social club, where at least 20 people died in the deadliest bombing.

Meanwhile, two alleged attackers who survived were being interrogated by police, and authorities said Saturday they were looking for four more suspects.

The attacks targeted Jewish and Spanish sites in Casablanca, Morocco's economic capital.

Six lion cubs belonging
to Odai Hussein to be freed

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Six lion cubs born in the cramped zoo owned by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's son Odai will find freedom in the African bush.

The nonprofit SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary has secured the release of the six cubs, their mother and two other lions.

The lions are scheduled to arrive in South Africa in July.

American troops rescued the lions in April, along with two cheetahs and a blind bear from a private zoo set up by Odai in one of Baghdad's presidential palaces, and moved them to the Baghdad municipal zoo.

With little food to feed the lions, they had to snack on military rations U.S. soldiers tossed inside their cages. Most other animals were set loose by the troops or by looters.

Afghans protest shootings
of 3 soldiers by Marines

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan demonstrators hurled stones Saturday at the U.S. Embassy to protest last week's shooting deaths of three Afghan soldiers by U.S. Marines outside the heavily guarded compound.

Carrying banners saying, "Death to America, Death to (President Hamid) Karzai," about 80 protesters marched through downtown for several hours.

As stones were lobbed at the U.S. Embassy's large main gate, U.S. Marines stood in a fenced guard tower, speaking into walkie-talkies. One American soldier filmed the demonstrators with a video camera.

Afghan officials said Afghan soldiers at a military intelligence compound were loading or unloading weapons Wednesday when U.S. guards believed they were about to come under attack and opened fire.

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