A statement posted on the Internet by the Islamic State of Iraq, an al Qaeda-linked group, described al-Zubaie and al-Hashemi as members of the "defeat front.

Chief Chinese envoy Wu Dawei said Thursday that talks on North Korea's nuclear program had broken down.Wu was speaking after four days of talks hampered by a dispute over the transfer of North Korean funds frozen in a Macau bank, which kept North Korea away from the talks.

"This session has ended," Wu said.A statement issued by China said "the parties agreed to recess and will resume the talks at the earliest opportunity to continue to discuss and formulate an action plan for the next stage.

" Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox North Korean chief nuclear envoy Kim Kye Gwan went to Beijing's airport Thursday for a flight home after the breakdown in the talks.

Kim had refused to take part in the six-party talks held this week on ways to push forward a February agreement on North Korea giving up its nuclear program in return for energy aid because of problems over the transfer of funds.Kim waved to reporters when he arrived at the airport but did not say anything.

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S.Like most killings that take place daily in Iraq, the motive for al-Bachay's murder is unknown.

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