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NGO doctor returns to Greece after being kidnapped in Baghdad Greek doctor Eleni Sotiriou was welcomed at Athens airport yesterday by her husband following her ordeal in Iraq where she was abducted and held hostage for five days. Sotiriou, the vice president of a non-governmental organization called Heart Doctors, had been snatched from outside a hotel in central Baghdad. She was released after a joint initiative by the Greek Foreign Ministry and Embassy in Baghdad. CHILD PORN Police searching for 32-year-old A 32-year-old Greek man living in Germany is alleged to have set up an Internet site trading in hardcore child pornography, police from Attica’s electronic crime unit said on Saturday. The unnamed physics teacher allegedly based his operation in a house in Halkida, Evia. He made money from customers who would use their credit cards to pay for access to the indecent images. An international warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest. Kypseli murder A 57-year-old man, found dead in his apartment in Kypseli, central Athens, yesterday, had probably been killed by someone he knew, police said. The body of the unnamed man bore several stab wounds to the neck and chest, according to officers, who said the door to the apartment had not been forced. Nocturnal vandals Unidentified vandals caused damage to the offices of opposition PASOK in the coastal suburb of Palaio Faliron in the early hours of Saturday morning after throwing stones at the windows, police in Athens said. In an apparently unrelated incident early yesterday, a group of youths threw Molotov cocktails at the police station in the district of Zografou, near a university campus. Three of the homemade bombs failed to hit their target and there was no damage. Fan rampage Olympiakos fans damaged on Saturday night more than 30 cars and five motorcycles outside the Aghios Eleftherios electric railway station near central Athens, police said. The supporters went on the rampage after their carriage was attacked with rocks. Police said it was not clear who had attacked the train. No injuries or arrests were reported.