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US calls for release of citizen ‘held in North Korea’

The US state department says anAmerican citizen is being held inNorth Korea, and is calling for theperson’s release on humanitariangrounds, BBC reports. No detailshave been given about the American’sidentity or the circumstances of thearrest. The news comes ahead of ascheduled visit to Seoul this weekendby US Secretary of State HillaryClinton.Efforts to ease tensions on theKorean peninsula are continuing,after two military attacks last year.

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