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October 23 2004
   
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Iraq suicide bombings kill 14
News24 – South Africa
Ramadi, Iraq – Twin suicide car bombs killed 14 Iraqi police and guards on Saturday, as US troops captured a top aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Islamic

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/9998195.htm
Iraq Oil Pipeline Blasts Squander Revenue
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – It was supposed to be the linchpin of Iraq's bright future: oil, and plenty of it, pooled in great reservoirs below the surface of this

sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13596469
‘Al-Qaeda-linked group beheads alleged spy in Iraq'
Sify – Delhi,India
Dubai: The Army of Ansar al-Sunna, a militant group in Iraq linked to Al-Qaeda, on Saturday posted photos on its website showing the beheading of a man it

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Iraq suicide bombings kill 14
News24 – South Africa
Ramadi, Iraq – Twin suicide car bombs killed 14 Iraqi police and guards on Saturday, as US troops captured a top aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Islamic

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/national/9998195.htm
Iraq Oil Pipeline Blasts Squander Revenue
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – It was supposed to be the linchpin of Iraq's bright future: oil, and plenty of it, pooled in great reservoirs below the surface of this

sify.com/news/international/fullstory.php?id=13596469
‘Al-Qaeda-linked group beheads alleged spy in Iraq'
Sify – Delhi,India
Dubai: The Army of Ansar al-Sunna, a militant group in Iraq linked to Al-Qaeda, on Saturday posted photos on its website showing the beheading of a man it

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US Makes Inroads Vs. Iraq Insurgents
ABC News – United States
Dana Pittard, commander of the 1st Infantry Divison's 3rd Brigade, center, arrives at Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) headquarters in Najaf, Iraq on in

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31553
British hostage pleads for London to withdraw from Iraq as
Turkish Press – Turkey
AFP) – Kidnapped British aid worker Margaret Hassan pleaded for London to save her life by scrapping a plan to redeploy Britain's troops in Iraq and by pulling

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topNews&storyID=608095&section=news

Iraq government resumes Falluja talks
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government has resumed talks to pacify the western town of Falluja and avert a military assault on the rebel stronghold that

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9997926.htm
US Makes Inroads Vs. Iraq Insurgents
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAQOUBA, Iraq – When US civilian authorities were rooting out Saddam Hussein loyalists, Col. Jassim claims the province has become the safest in central Iraq.

www.boston.com/dailynews/297/region/Mainers_stationed_in_Iraq_root:.shtml
Mainers stationed in Iraq root for Sox
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine soldiers who are stationed in Iraq will be waking up at 3 am to catch the games as the Red Sox take on the St.

www.philstar.com/philstar/News200410240402.htm
Filipinos flocking to Iraq despite ban
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
Some 6,053 enterprising Filipinos have managed to get jobs in war-torn Iraq despite a government ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6588929
Bush: Kerry Has 'Election Amnesia' on Iraq
Reuters – USA
John Kerry has a case of “election amnesia” that led him to shift his stance on Iraq, painting his Democratic rival as a waverer unfit to lead America in

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31547
Twin Iraq suicide bombings kill 14, US troops catch top Zarqawi
Turkish Press – Turkey
RAMADI, Iraq, Oct 23 (AFP) – Twin suicide car bombs killed 14 Iraqi police and guards on Saturday, as US troops captured a top aide to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1226546.htm
Iraq suicide bombings kill 14, top Zarqawi aide captured
ABC Online – Australia
crisis, British-Iraqi aid director Margaret Hassan made a desperate plea to the British government to save her life by pulling its troops out of Iraq after she

breakingnews.iol.ie/entertainment/story.asp?j=121804768&p=yzy8x5474
Swayze fears death in Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Ghost star Patrick Swayze fears he will die if he follows his dream of supporting the troops in Iraq. Swayze is passionate about

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13 dead in fresh wave of Iraq violence
CNN International – USA
About $500 million in unaccounted funds from Saddam Hussein's former regime is being used to finance a growing insurgency in Iraq, a US military intelligence

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Sixteen+killed+in+car+bomb+blast+in+Iraq&id=62460

Sixteen killed in car bomb blast in Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
A suicide car bomber set off an explosion today at an Iraqi police station near a US Marine base in western Iraq, killing at least 16 policemen.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041023-092714-8488r.htm
Lebanon lawyers strike for Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
refrained from attending court sessions in the north in accordance with a decision by the Arab Bar Association to strike “in solidarity with Iraq against the

www.indystar.com/articles/9/188711-8389-010.html
President: no regrets about Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
the three top battleground states in a single day, President Bush said Friday that he has no regrets about taking the nation to war in Iraq and challenged his

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=worldNews&storyID=608016&section=news

Blasts kill 14 in surge of Iraq violence
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Suicide bombers have killed 14 members of Iraq's fledgling security forces near a US marine base west of Baghdad and at a checkpoint to the

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56270-2004Oct23.html
Zarqawi Leader Caught; Bombing at US Base in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
RAMADI, Iraq – A car bomb exploded Saturday outside a base in western Iraq used by the US military and the Iraqi National Guard.

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=worldNews&storyID=607974&section=news

Iraq car bomb kills nine
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – A car bomb has exploded at a US-Iraqi base in western Iraq, killing nine people and wounding dozens, witnesses and hospital officials

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Iraq's Arab Neighbors: Anti-Americanism Runs High
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: Anti-American anger in the Arab world is at an all-time high, shaped by the Iraq war — and a perception that US foreign policy is hostile to Arab

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2004/October/focusoniraq_October233.xml&section=focusoniraq

Gunmen kill two Turkish truck drivers in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
MOSUL, Iraq – Two Turkish truck drivers were killed and two wounded near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, police and hospital officials said.

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Patrick Swayze criticizes US's Iraq policy:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: London, Oct 23 : The authoritarian approach of the US towards Iraq has invited severe criticism from actor Patrick Swayze, who believes that the

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Car bomb explodes near US base in Iraq
MSNBC – USA
RAMADI, Iraq – A car bomb exploded outside a base in western Iraq used by the US military and the Iraqi National Guard, killing eight people and wounding 48

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1023/iraq.html
Ten killed in Iraq suicide attack
RTE Interactive – Ireland
At least ten people have been killed and 40 others wounded in a car bomb attack at a US-Iraqi base in Western Iraq. The blast occurred

www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2004/10/23/aid_worker_held_in_iraq_pleads_for_her_life
Aid worker held in Iraq pleads for her life
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
into a tissue, Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped British aid worker who has spent nearly half her life delivering food and medicine in Iraq, begged Britain

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US Forces Bomb Iraq's Falluja, Seize Zarqawi Aide
Wired News – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US planes bombed targets in Iraq's rebel-held city of Falluja, killing two people, and the US military said it had captured a

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/9992427.htm
To US dismay, Iraq favors religious rule
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
Washington has hoped that Allawi and the current team, which was selected by US and UN envoys, would win or do well in Iraq's first democratic election in

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9992125.htm
Purging of police force accelerates in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's interim government has purged tens of thousands of unfit officers from the national police force in recent months, but the

seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apmideast_story.asp?category=1107&slug=Iraq%20Bomb
Roadside bomb injures six GIs in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb exploded near an American military patrol in Baghdad Saturday, injuring six soldiers, the US command said.

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002070885_grin23e.html
Elves packing gift boxes for troops in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
As of Thursday afternoon, “Operation Iraq: A Spirit of Christmas” was out of goodies to pack. “Operation Iraq: A Spirit of Christmas” started last year.

www.indystar.com/articles/9/188711-8389-010.html
President: no regrets about Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
the three top battleground states in a single day, President Bush said Friday that he has no regrets about taking the nation to war in Iraq and challenged his

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Iraq not to meet captors' demand: Allawi
Times of India – India
WASHINGTON: Iraq's Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has said he would not meet kidnappers' demands for the release of CARE worker Margaret Hassan.

www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2004/10/23/2003208052
Iraq insurgents rich and plentiful, US officials admit
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
The revised estimate is influencing the military campaign in Iraq, but has not prompted a wholesale review of the strategy, officials said.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/9992648.htm
Loved ones remember teen who died in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Oscar A. Martinez, killed in Iraq Oct. 12. ''To give one's life for one's country is the highest virtue on earth,'' Favalora said in his funeral Mass at St.

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Soldier files suit to avoid Iraq tour
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
year military obligation to the Army — described by his attorney as a “true patriot” — filed a federal lawsuit Friday seeking to block his deployment to Iraq …

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Macedonian Iraq hostages killed
BBC News – London,England,UK
The authorities in Macedonia have confirmed the deaths of three of its nationals taken hostage in Iraq. The workers – Dalibor Lazarevski

www.startribune.com/stories/484/5047872.html
Growing stream of Muslims leaving Europe for Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
PARIS — France's anti-terrorist police on Friday identified a young Frenchman killed fighting the United States in Iraq, the first confirmed case of what is

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-10-2004_pg7_9
18 killed in Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Eighteen people including two girls were killed in Iraq in separate incidents late Thursday and Friday. US Marines clashed

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1226371.htm
Two Macedonians confirmed executed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A Macedonian investigative team has confirmed that two Macedonians have been executed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, but the body of a third victim is yet to

abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=190348
UN Won't Train Judges for Iraq Tribunal
ABC News – United States
off the area while a damaged Danish army vehicle, background, is pulled away from the scene after a roadside bomb attack in Basra, southern Iraq, Friday, Oct.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_23-10-2004_pg4_10
Iran claims $97.2b reparations from Iraq: MEES
Daily Times – Pakistan
sources,” the industry newsletter said the request, made in a letter sent to the IMF last month, “could not have come at a worse time for Iraq” as it

www.boston.com/dailynews/296/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
22, 2004, at least 1,104 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9991185.htm
Edwards says Bush wrongly switching terror focus to Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
Edwards, speaking at a campaign rally, said Bush was trying to scare the American people into supporting the war in Iraq, where “things are going terribly wrong

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Charity Makes Emotional Plea to Free Iraq Hostage
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By Josie Clarke, PA News. Aid charity Care International made an emotional plea tonight for the release of its Iraq director Margaret Hassan.

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/9990238.htm
Officials Blamed for Iraq Prison Abuse
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BALTIMORE – The wife of an Army reservist sentenced to prison for abusing prisoners in Iraq said she knows her husband did wrong, but she also blames the abuse

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/23/content_2128590.htm
Egypt lays out ideas for Iraq conference declaration
Xinhua – Beijing,China
on Friday laid out a list of ideas that Egypt believes shouldbe included in a possible final declaration of an internationalconference on Iraq, the official

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/22/eveningnews/main650979.shtml
Women Eyed For Iraq Combat
CBS News – USA
(CBS) The unexpected realities of the war in Iraq are forcing the Pentagon to The Army has lost nearly 800 soldiers to hostile fire in Iraq – 24 of them women.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/23/content_2128565.htm
Macedonian government confirms death of three Macedonians in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
TIRANA, Oct. 22 (Xinhuanet) — The Macedonian government confirmedFriday the death of three Macedonian hostages in Iraq, the MIA news agency reported.

www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny—iraqassignment
1022oct22,0,6527421.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

Army captain sues government, saying Iraq assignment came after he
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
NEW YORK (AP) _ An Army captain sued the government Friday to block his pending deployment to Iraq, saying he resigned in June after completing eight years in

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/23/content_2128592.htm
Five US soldiers wounded in car bombing in northern Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BAGHDAD, Oct. 22 (Xinhuanet) — Five US soldiers were wounded in acar bombing near a US armored vehicle in the northern Iraqi city

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041022-041015-3213r.htm
Conditions partly to blame for Iraq abuse
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
22 (UPI) — A psychological assessment of the situation at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq suggests prisoner abuse was a predictable outcome of the conditions there.

  
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