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November 1 2004
   
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Iraq, high-risk issue for next US president
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (AFP) – Iraq will be the toughest task for whoever becomes US president, as elections in the war-torn country are set for January just after

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Iraq-elections/2004/11/02/1099262818083.html

US boosts troops for Iraq elections
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US military is raising US force levels in Iraq to nearly 142,000 through January elections there, delaying the return home of a seasoned combat brigade and

news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=16804
2 Arabs, 1 Asian, 1 American kidnapped in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two Arab nationals, a US citizen and an Asian were kidnapped on Monday in Baghdad, said an interior ministry spokesman.

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soldier-dies-in-Iraq/2004/11/02/1099262819964.html

First female UK soldier dies in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Britain's first woman soldier to die in Iraq since the start of the war was a Military Police Sergeant found with a gunshot wound at a British military base in

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On eve of US vote, UN nuclear chief avoids Iraq explosives row
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 1 (AFP) – The head of the UN nuclear watchdog steered clear of the controversy over missing explosives in Iraq on Monday, declining to

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=9796
Iraq voter registration kicks off
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: Iraq began on Monday registering voters and potential candidates for elections planned for January despite the relentless violence sweeping the country

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Iraq, high-risk issue for next US president
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (AFP) – Iraq will be the toughest task for whoever becomes US president, as elections in the war-torn country are set for January just after

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2 Arabs, 1 Asian, 1 American kidnapped in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two Arab nationals, a US citizen and an Asian were kidnapped on Monday in Baghdad, said an interior ministry spokesman.

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US Increases Troops in Iraq Ahead of January Poll
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States has begun to increase its troops in Iraq to provide security for January elections facing possible disruptions by

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On eve of US vote, UN nuclear chief avoids Iraq explosives row
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 1 (AFP) – The head of the UN nuclear watchdog steered clear of the controversy over missing explosives in Iraq on Monday, declining to

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First female soldier from UK dies in Iraq
ITV.com – UK
The UK's first female soldier has been killed in Iraq, but it is not thought to have been the result of hostile action, the Ministry of Defence said.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041101-032638-3322r.htm
Oil pipeline in northern Iraq blown up
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Riyad, Iraq, Nov. Oil officials in Iraq confirmed the large explosion, but said it's too soon to tell if exports would be affected.

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US troop numbers boosted in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
THE US military is raising troop levels in Iraq to nearly 142,000 ahead of January elections, delaying the return home of a seasoned combat brigade and keeping

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=industryNews&storyID=6678335
Arabiya TV Says Victim of Its Neutrality in Iraq
Reuters – USA
DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Arabiya television, hit by the biggest attack on the media in Iraq, was targeted because of its refusal to side with either insurgents or

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US Troops Take Major Losses cross Iraq
Turks.US – USA
The station is owned by Saudi investors. “We have threatened them to no avail that they are the mouthpiece of the American occupation in Iraq,” the statement

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American among new Iraq hostages
NEWS.com.au – Australia
scene. “They are soft targets and unfortunately this sort of thing will get worse,” said an official at Iraq's foreign ministry.

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US elections brings uncertainty over Iraq's future
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Iraq has been a hot issue in the US presidential campaign, but a key question remained unanswered by both candidates: When would President Bush or a President

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Hostages seized by gunmen in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The nationality of the two Arabs taken hostage was not known. Dozens of foreigners have been seized in Iraq in recent months. Margaret

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Iraq 'awash with unaccounted for weapons'
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
While the story of the 380 tons of missing explosives at Al Qaqaa weapons site in Iraq has taken several twists and turns over the past three days, experts say

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/02/content_2166384.htm
US trickles money into Iraq's reconstruction
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — The United States has spent onlya fraction of the money allocated for Iraq's reconstruction since the Iraq war some 20 months ago, the

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15738-2004Nov1.html
American, 3 Others Kidnapped in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – An American and three other foreigners were kidnapped Monday from their office in western Baghdad “in an exchange of fire,” the Interior

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Iraq voter registration kicks off in cloud of confusion
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Nov 1 (AFP) – Iraq began on Monday registering voters and potential candidates for legislative elections planned for January amid confusion among the

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Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq, ex
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen assassinated Baghdad's deputy governor on Monday, and voter registration for vital January elections began as fresh American soldiers

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Iraq awash with weapons caches
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
While the US military secured some 400,000 tonnes of munitions, Iraq is awash with weapon sites, some not even guarded. Attention

www.iht.com/articles/2004/11/01/news/beijing.html
China faults Bush on Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
the US presidential election, China accused President George W. Bush of trying to “rule over the whole world” and said that the invasion of Iraq had destroyed

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/01/content_2166210.htm
Shell hit facility inside Japan GSDF camp in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
A dud rocket landed inside the camp Oct. 22, the first time a shell had reached inside the camp since Japan deployed ground troops in Iraq in January.

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US Increases Troops in Iraq Ahead of January Poll
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United States has begun to increase the number of its troops in Iraq to provide security for January elections expected to face

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Dentist buys back Halloween candy for troops in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BILLINGS, Mont. — A local dentist has hit on a sweet idea: He plans to keep local kids from eating too much candy and gather sweets for the troops in Iraq.

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Rebel-held Fallujah braces for assault, 17 killed in Iraq mortar
Channel News Asia – Singapore
FALLUJAH, Iraq : Iraq's rebel-held Fallujah braced for an all-out assault after another punishing day of US air raids, while 17 Iraqis were killed when mortars

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Time 'nearly up' for Iraq peace deal
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
IRAQ'S interim prime minister warned that time is running out for a peace settlement in Fallujah as Scottish troops today began relieving American forces who

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Fresh American Troops Arrive in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – US troops clashed with Sunni insurgents west of the capital Monday, and gunmen assassinated Baghdad's deputy governor as fresh American

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Reuters cameraman killed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – An Iraqi cameraman working for Reuters has been killed during fierce clashes between US forces and rebels in the western city of Ramadi

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/01/content_2165550.htm
Indians warned against traveling to Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
1 (Xinhuanet) — The Indian government has again warned its nationals against traveling to Iraq, saying those who violate the travel advisory will be doing so

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Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq; deputy governor of Baghdad killed
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
BAGHDAD Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq on eve of expected showdown in Fallujah Eds: LEDES and RECASTS throughout with troop arrivals, Marine killed, deputy

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Iraq honors border with Kuwait: Iraqi president
Xinhua – Beijing,China
reported Monday. Yawar said that Kuwait's border and security was vital and strategic to Iraq's security and stability. On press

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Indians warned against travelling to Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[India News]: New Delhi, Nov 1 : India has again warned its nationals against travelling to Iraq and said that those who violated the travel advisory would be

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Japan's Koizumi vows to keep troops in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Tokyo – Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi appeared on Monday to have won public backing for his refusal to pull Japanese troops out of Iraq despite the weekend

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377 tons a fraction of Iraq's ammo
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
VIENNA – From the deserts of the south and west to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is awash in weapons sites – some large, others small; some guarded, others not

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Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq on eve of expected showdown in
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A brigade of fresh American troops arriving in Baghdad will push the total US military presence in Iraq to around 142,000, the highest level

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Related Iraq developments
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An explosion hit a hotel Sunday in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, killing 15 Iraqis, police and hospital officials said.

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Auditor's report on Iraq released
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
government has opened more than 100 investigations involving the billions of dollars in US and Iraqi funds intended for the rebuilding of Iraq, according to an

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Iraq Seeks 12 Million Voters for January Elections Amid Attacks
Bloomberg – United States
``The elections will be a major step in turning the corner on the insurgency and giving the people of Iraq a voice in their future,'' Patterson said in an

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1nov01,1,2921884.story?coll=la-headlines-world

China Criticizes Bush Over Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BEIJING — On the eve of the US presidential vote, China accused President Bush today of trying to “rule over the whole world,” saying the Iraq war had

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Iraq struggles to keep rebuilding hopes alive
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
… Iraq has been a key issue in the campaign for Tuesday's presidential election and George W. Bush, who called the war a success, has been forced to defend his

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November2.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq PM warns time running out for peaceful settlement in Fallujah
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's interim prime minister warned that efforts to resolve the standoff in Fallujah peacefully have entered their “final phase” and

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November1.xml&section=focusoniraq

Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq on eve of expected showdown with
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A brigade of fresh US troops arriving in Baghdad will push the total US troop presence in the Iraqi capital to around 40,000 by Monday, as

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Summary: Developments Concerning Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_The previously unheard of militant group called the Jihad Martyr's Companies in Iraq claims responsibility for Saturday's car bombing outside the Baghdad

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Zarqawi's role in Iraq overstated, analysts say
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
AMMAN, Jordan — American officials have grossly inflated the role of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the violence in Iraq in their eagerness to blame

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3606037&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

Report cites fraud, abuse cases in Iraq rebuilding
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
investigators this year opened more than 100 cases involving alleged abuse of some of the billions of dollars in US and Iraqi funds to rebuild Iraq, an auditors

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3082813a12,00.html
Iraq hostage killing reopens Japan debate on troops
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
TOKYO: Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi appeared on Monday to have won public backing for his refusal to pull Japanese troops out of Iraq despite the weekend

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Iraq 'Awash with Unaccounted for Weapons'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
From the deserts of the south and west to the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq is awash in weapons sites — some large, others small some guarded, others not.

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Black Watch Survives Iraq Rocket Attacks
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraq's interim prime minister warned that time is running out for a peace settlement in Fallujah as British troops today began relieving US forces who are

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01,0,1466061.story?coll=la-home-headlines

On Iraq Policy, Candidates Clash on Style
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — No single campaign issue has defined the presidential candidates' differences more clearly than the war in Iraq. Yet

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15 killed in Iraq hotel explosion
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
… Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said yesterday a showdown was imminent in the western city of Fallujah, where US Marines are poised for an onslaught

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2004/November/comment_November2.xml&section=comment

Emergency laws to check Iraq violence
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
By Mohammed AR Galadari. IRAQ, dear readers, is bracing for a period of emergency laws – laws that will curtail the freedom of the people.

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Japanese hostage found dead in Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
said a decapitated body found in Baghdad earlier in the day was that of Shosei Koda, a 24-year-old Japanese taken captive by a militant group in Iraq last week

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Iraq on the brink of Fallujah assault
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq was on the brink of an all-out assault on rebel-held Fallujah Sunday as deadly clashes erupted between US troops and insurgents in the

www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1340562,00.html
The war on Iraq has made moral cowards of us all
Guardian – UK
The full scale of the human cost already paid for the war on Iraq is only now becoming clear. Last week's estimate by investigators

english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F822A718-504D-421D-AD95-49374A3A12B4.htm
Many killed as violence surges in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
An explosion in a hotel in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit has killed 15 Iraqis, police and hospital officials said, bringing the day's total death toll

  
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