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November 5 2004
   
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Iraq PM says peace window closing in Fallujah, Annan warns against
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq's Prime Minister Iyad Allawi told insurgents in the city of Fallujah that time was running out for them as UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

www.voanews.com/english/2004-11-05-voa67.cfm
EU Offers Support for Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
European Union leaders have offered “strong support” for Iraq's interim government, including more technical assistance and the possibility of a trade deal.

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Aid group pulls out of Iraq
ITV.com – UK
International aid charity Medecins sans Frontieres is pulling out of Iraq because of the “extreme risks” to aid workers in the country.

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Iraq plans 'security umbrella' for oil pipeline
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Iraq is planning a series of security measures, including airborne control, to protect a major pipeline carrying oil to Turkey against frequent sabotage, Iraqi

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3987101.stm
Annan warns against Iraq assault
BBC News – London,England,UK
In a letter to the leaders of the US, UK and Iraq, Mr Annan warned that force risked alienating Iraqis when their support for elections was vital.

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Georgian president says number of Georgian troops in Iraq will
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) President Mikhail Saakashvili said Friday that Georgia will increase its troop contribution to the US-led mission in Iraq, linking the

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Iraq Rejects UN Plea to Call Off Attack on Fallujah (Update2)
Bloomberg – United States
``It came as a surprise to me that the UN felt able to assess the domestic situation in Iraq, given its failure to play a vital role, as contemplated by

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Militants Worldwide Copy Iraq Beheadings
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
ANKARA, Turkey — The brutal beheadings in Iraq appear to have inspired militants in other parts of the world who are drawn to the shock value of the

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US Planes, Artillery Attack Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – NY,USA
FALLUJA (Reuters) – US forces hit the rebel-held Iraqi city of Falluja with air and artillery strikes on Friday that residents described as the heaviest in

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EU leaders urged to help Iraq but tensions linger
Turkish Press – Turkey
BRUSSELS (AFP) – European leaders heard an appeal from Iraq's interim leader to come to his country's aid and to overcome past divisions, but tensions remained

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AFTER WIFE'S APPEAL Iraq militants free Filipino accountant—Al
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Filipino accountant Robert Tarongoy and a Nepalese kidnapped early this week by Iraqi militants have been released by their captors, the

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Annan Warns US, Britain, Iraq Against Falluja Raid
ABC News – United States
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned the United States, Britain and Iraq that an assault on Falluja risked further alienating the

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UN Warns on Iraq, US Urges Civilians to Flee City
Reuters – NY,USA
Allawi and his US-led backers see taking Falluja, which they say is the center of the insurgency in Iraq, as critical to ensuring the polls go ahead and are

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Grieving Relatives Condemn War in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Relatives of Black Watch soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Iraq's “Triangle of Death” today condemned the decision to go to war.

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Troops Said to Witness Weapons Looting in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: The Los Angeles Times says some US Army reservists and National Guardsmen witnessed Iraqis looting the Al-Qaqaa ammunition site in April 2003, but

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Guardsman Fights Re-Deployment to Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: A National Guard soldier disputes his re-deployment in Iraq after a first year of duty. Friday, a Sacramento court

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Blair faces fallout from Iraq soldier deaths
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – The deaths of three British soldiers in Iraq intensifies the controversy over the decision by Tony Blair's government to send British troops…

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UK's Blair Urges France, Germany to Help in Iraq (Update2)
Bloomberg – United States
Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair urged European leaders who opposed the war in Iraq to contribute more to efforts to restore stability in the…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11300394%255E2703,00.html
Iraq death toll 'like Vietnam': Allies
The Australian – Australia
… More than 1120 US troops have died in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, including at least three marines who were killed yesterday.…

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041105-104708-9142r.htm
Iraq's Allawi warns Falluja rebels
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Gareth Harding. Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 5 (UPI) — Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi Friday warned Fallujah rebels there is little…

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Iraq's Allawi Signals Fallujah Attack May Begin Soon (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
… Hungary also has said it intends to bring home its troops, when their job is done. The Netherlands has about 1,300 troops in Iraq.…

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Iraq: More pressure on Blair
News24 – South Africa
London – Three British soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Iraq were named on Friday, as Prime Minister Tony Blair faced mounting criticism for sending them…

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EU summit offers Iraq aid
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Pledging their “strong support” to back Iraq, European Union leaders are considering extending their involvement there by offering interim…

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US seals off Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – The US military has blocked roads around Falluja and mounted fresh air strikes on parts of the rebel-held Iraqi city ahead of a major…

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Iraq to let expatriates vote in January election
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… vote, and the mechanism will be worked out in the coming days,” said Adel al-Lami, a supervisor for the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, charged with…

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Schroeder: Stable Iraq common goal
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
… CNN) — Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of Germany is calling for closer trans-Atlantic ties and says there is a common interest in stabilizing Iraq, though his…

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Iraq to hold elections in January: Vice President
ABC Online – Australia
“Bar a catastrophe, the elections will be held on this date. There is total agreement that they are a must for a stable and sovereign Iraq,” he said.…

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3 Britons, 3 Americans among Iraq casualties
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Three British soldiers whose regiment had recently moved northward to support an expected American-led assault on Al-Fallujah were killed in a…

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Lebanese hostage freed in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Two Lebanese held hostage in Iraq for more than two months have been freed and returned home, officials said in Beirut Friday. Marwan…

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Chirac Offers Iraq Leader Olive Branch, Denies Snub
Reuters – NY,USA
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Jacques Chirac, an outspoken critic of the US-led Iraq war, sought to smooth relations with Iraq on Friday by inviting…

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RP seeks contact with Iraq kidnappers, cites lack of US help
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… party contacts with the kidnappers of a Filipino accountant held in Baghdad, citing a lack of support from the United States and the interim Iraq government.…

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US Forces Set for Imminent Assault on Iraq's Falluja
Wired News – USA
… and launched a night of air strikes on the rebel city ahead of an assault seen as critical to the interim government's attempt to pacify Iraq before January…

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CORRECTED – Allawi urges NATO to stay the course in Iraq
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
In BRUSSELS story headlined “Allawi urges NATO to stay the course in Iraq”, please read in first paragraph Interim Iraqi leader Iyad Allawi……

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Nepalese hostage in Iraq released:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
And on Friday, news reached Nepal that militants in Iraq had released Yunus Kawari from captivity. Nepalese, who had braced for…

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'Shock and grief' at Iraq deaths
BBC News – London,England,UK
The death of three Black Watch soldiers in Iraq will have caused “shock and grief across Scotland,” according to the Scottish National Party leader.…

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Coalition in Iraq starts to fracture
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Allies who have committed troops to Iraq are coming up with their own exit strategies, with some planning no troop presence there by spring. BY WILLIAM J. KOLE.…

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Other Iraq-related developments
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Guerrillas attacked British troops at a checkpoint in central Iraq on Thursday, killing three soldiers and wounding eight in a suicide bomb and mortar barrage…

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RP seeks contact with Iraq kidnappers, cites lack of US help
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… contacts with the kidnappers of a Filipino accountant held in Baghdad, citing a lack of support from the United States and the interim Iraq government, the…

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Slain Japanese hostage mourned as father seeks peace in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
TOKYO, Japan — Some 400 mourners gathered Friday in southern Japan for the funeral of a 24-year-old backpacker killed by Islamic militants in Iraq, with the…

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Ministers rebut new Iraq 'anger'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Ministers have hit back at critics who say UK troop deaths in Iraq will spark new anger at government “duplicity”. Three Black Watch…

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Bush Vows No Letup in Iraq, War on Terror
ABC News – United States
WASHINGTON Nov 5, 2004 — Bolstered by a hard-fought election victory, President Bush says the United States will vigorously pursue wars in Iraq and against…

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Iraq suicide attack kills 3 Britons
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Insurgents attacked British troops at a checkpoint in central Iraq on Thursday, killing three and wounding eight in a suicide bomb and mortar…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26835-2004Nov4.html
What Bush Can Do to Salvage Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
As George Bush said in his victory speech, “a new term is a new opportunity.” Unfortunately, it will begin with the same old wretched problem of Iraq.…

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More Kidnappings, Killing In Iraq
CBS News – USA
… In Jordan, the government said Wednesday that four Jordanian drivers have been kidnapped in Iraq and two others were shot at by unknown assailants.…

www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1235678.htm
Medecins Sans Frontieres to cease work in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… Citing what it called “extreme risks” to its staff, the international aid agency, Medecins Sans Frontieres, has announced it will cease its operations in Iraq.…

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Hungary may pull troops out of Iraq after elections
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Hungary's government will ask lawmakers to keep its 300 troops in Iraq for an extra three months, but will withdraw the soldiers by the end of March, the…

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Bush vows to finish job in Iraq
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
Claiming a broad popular mandate, President George W. Bush vowed on Thursday to battle terrorism, win back allies divided over Iraq, and push ahead at home…

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Nepalese hostage in Iraq released: official
Xinhua – Beijing,China
5 (Xinhuanet) — The Nepalese citizen taken hostage by a militant group in Iraq has been released, a Nepali government official said here Friday.…

washingtontimes.com/commentary/20041104-085527-1166r.htm
Accelerated training in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Let's cut to the quick. There has been much talk lately about training police in foreign lands, including Iraq and Afghanistan. … Now, enter Iraq.…

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Three British Troops Killed In Iraq Attack
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
4 — Insurgents attacked British troops at a checkpoint in central Iraq on Thursday, killing three and wounding eight in a suicide bomb and mortar barrage…

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EU leaders to present aid deal to Iraq's Allawi
Malayala Manorama – India
… to Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Friday, as the bloc seeks a fresh start with US President George W. Bush after bitter internal divisions over Iraq.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/11/05/international/middleeast/05iraq.html
Suicide Bomb in Iraq Kills Three Soldiers From Britain
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. … The soldiers' deaths bring to 73 the number of British military personnel who have died in Iraq since the invasion last year.…

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US to help Iraq hold national elections next year
Xinhua – Beijing,China
4 (Xinhuanet) — The United States will remain its commitment to help Iraq hold national elections scheduled for January next year, State Department spokesman…

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Doctors group pulls out of Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders closed its programs in Iraq on Thursday because of the “extreme risks” aid workers face…

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Bush vows to finish job in Iraq, purs
Sify – Delhi,India
Washington: Claiming a broad popular mandate, President George W. Bush vowed on Thursday to battle terrorism, win back allies divided over Iraq, and push ahead…

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-04-iraq-elections_x.htm
Countdown begins to elections in Iraq
USA Today – McLean,VA,United States
… “It is a completely new experience for us to have a democratic and free exercise in Iraq,” says Talal Madhat Serri, a leader of the Assembly for Iraq party.…

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Three British soldiers killed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: To Iraq now, where three British soldiers have been killed and a number of others injured in an ambush by insurgents.…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200411/s1235288.htm
Doctors Without Borders pull out of Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is pulling out of Iraq because of escalating violence in the country and danger to its staff.…

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041104/w110485.html
Europe's leaders consider bigger role in Iraq, better relationship…
CBC News – Canada
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) – European Union leaders on Thursday considered taking on a bigger role in rebuilding Iraq and forging stronger ties with re-elected US…

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
4, 2004, at least 1,123 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.…

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Bush vows to finish job in Iraq, pursue terror war
Daily Times – Pakistan
… Claiming a broad popular mandate, President George W Bush vowed on Thursday to battle terrorism, win back allies divided by the war in Iraq, and push ahead at…

www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2004/s1235039.htm
Iraq invasion secured presidency for Bush: political analyst
ABC Online – Australia
… DAVID HARDAKER: Are we going too far to say that if President Bush had not ordered the invasion of Iraq he would not have won the election?…

  
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