Iraq News and Information Links September 30 2004
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First Bush-Kerry Debate Likely to Focus on Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
… Iraq is expected to be at the center of that discussion as President Bush says last year's US-led invasion has made America safer from terrorist attack.

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Britain willing to talk to Bigley's kidnappers in Iraq but won't
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
By Michael Mcdonough, Associated Press, 9/30/2004 17:23. LONDON (AP) Britain's government is willing to talk to the kidnappers of

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Bombings in Iraq kill 35 children, wound scores of others
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A string of bombs killed 35 children and wounded scores of others as US troops handed out candy Thursday at a government-sponsored

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Britain Wants Contact with Iraq Hostage-Takers
Reuters – USA
BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain's Tony Blair appealed Thursday to kidnappers holding a hostage in Iraq to make contact — but ruled out doing deals as

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Iraq Bombs Kill at Least 46, Hurt 137, Officials Say (Update4)
Bloomberg – United States
car bombings and mortar attacks by insurgents who oppose the administration of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and the presence of foreign soldiers in Iraq.

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developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
a doctor in the city. _ The chief bodyguard of the mayor of Kirkuk, a northern Iraq city, was shot and killed. _ The Arabic news

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Car Bombings Kill 50, Leave 145 Hurt In Iraq
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
30 (NNN): At least 50 people, including 35 children, were killed and 145 others injured in a series of car bombings in Iraq on Thursday, reports reaching here

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Arab network says 10 new hostages seized in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
By Nadia Abou El-Magd. BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Arab news network Al-Jazeera showed video Thursday of 10 new hostages seized in Iraq by militants.

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Pentagon wants 'uplifting accounts' about Iraq
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Thursday, worried that negative stories like these are dominating the news headlines during an election period, has decided to send out Iraq Americans to bring

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Freed aid workers consider Iraq return
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Two Italian aid workers released by kidnappers in Iraq hope to return to the country despite their three-week ordeal. … “I hope to return to Iraq soon.…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/09/30/1096527871614.html
Battle lines drawn for first debate on Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
President George Bush and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry, will engage in their first direct confrontation over the war in Iraq in a high-stakes debate…

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Blair faces anger of Labour Party delegates over Iraq
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Prime Minister Tony Blair faced calls on Thursday for British troops to quit Iraq as delegates to his Labour Party's annual conference vented their anger over…

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Bomb kills at least 45 in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
… President George W.Bush was to face off against Democrat candidate John Kerry in the first of three election debates in which the violence in Iraq was expected…

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Women among 10 new hostages in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
THE Arab news network Al-Jazeera showed footage today of 10 new hostages seized in Iraq by militants. Al-Jazeera said the 10, including…

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Film shows 10 new Iraq hostages
Guardian – UK
Video footage of 10 more hostages kidnapped in Iraq was today broadcast on the al-Jazeera television channel as the British government again said it would not…

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Iraq debate dominates last day of British Labor's conference
Xinhua – Beijing,China
30 (Xinhuanet) — The debate on whether British troops should be brought home early from Iraq will dominate the last day of the ruling Labor Party's conference…

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Briton held in Iraq begs Blair to save him
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… at risk. He begged Blair to release the Iraqi women held in American jails in Iraq, his captors' condition for his freedom. “Tony…

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Terrorism, Iraq are things world wants to hear about
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
John Kerry talk about Iraq and the war on terrorism. The war in Iraq is very unpopular throughout much of the world and has made…

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Multiple car bombs kill 40 in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
… President George W Bush was to face off against Democrat candidate John Kerry in the first of three election debates in which the violence in Iraq is bound to…

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Jordan realigns with US over Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
The Jordanian Foreign Minister has sought to allay concerns that his country and the United States are at odds over the holding of elections in Iraq early next…

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French delegation claims Iraq hostages now 'in safe hands'
Expatica – Netherlands
… Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot were seized on August 20 by a group calling itself the Islamic Army of Iraq, which was initially demanding that France…

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Car Bombs in Iraq Kill at Least 42, Wound 140
Reuters – USA
… Instability is mounting in Iraq just weeks before the US presidential election in November and four months before Iraq is due to hold its own nationwide polls.…

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Commentary: Where Iraq meets the markets
CBS MarketWatch – USA
John Kerry ready to sling mud, eat bugs, and do anything short of holding their debate in Iraq to prove their toughness to a “Fear Factor”-obsessed nation.…

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Options limited on Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BY CRAIG GORDON. WASHINGTON – For all the slashing rhetoric between the two presidential candidates over Iraq, whoever wins the White House Nov.…

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Britain Wants Contact with Iraq Kidnappers
Reuters – USA
BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – Britain appealed on Thursday to kidnappers holding a hostage in Iraq to make contact — but still ruled out negotiations or…

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US Forces Attack Target in Iraq Rebel City
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces launched a “precision strike” on Thursday on a building in Falluja said to be used by fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi…

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Iraq War Divides Australian Candidates
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
SYDNEY, Australia – Australian voters face a stark choice on Iraq when they choose a new prime minister – to stay or to go. Prime…

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Kerry gets ready to Iraq 'n' roll
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,United States
Iraq is front and center on the American political stage tonight – and the presidential race may well hinge on the foreign policy agenda put forth by the…

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Iraq captors wanted US$5 million ransom
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
KUWAIT – The Kuwaiti newspaper that predicted the release of two Italian hostages in Iraq says the captors had originally demanded a US$5 million ($7.56 million…

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Iraq War Will Play Heavily in Debate
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
… John F. Kerry will meet here Thursday night for a high-stakes debate that will produce their first direct confrontation over the war in Iraq and that…

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British Opposition accuses Blair of lying over Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of lying to the British people about Saddam Hussein's alleged weapons of mass destruction in the run up to the Iraq conflict.…

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Views on Iraq war go head-to-head
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
WASHINGTON — After months of attacks and countercharges over the war in Iraq, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry meet tonight…

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Government Seeks Union Help over Iraq Troops Withdrawal
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… whether to help Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Labour Party conference by backing a move designed to avoid defeat over pulling British troops out of Iraq.…

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‘UK planned Iraq war despite Blair denial'
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Britain started to plan the invasion of Iraq months before the conflict, even as Prime Minister Tony Blair was denying he was on a course for war…

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George F. Will: Iraq policy offers big target
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
It pits a man who regards recent events in Iraq as “steady progress” against a man who, while accusing the president of unrealism, says that when he becomes…

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UK hopes for Iraq hostage contact
BBC News – London,England,UK
Britain says it is doing everything it can to secure the release in Iraq of British hostage, Kenneth Bigley. UK Prime Minister Tony…

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Misleading information led to Iraq war: Kerry
Daily Times – Pakistan
… When asked if the war in Iraq was “worth it,” Kerry said if he knew then what he knows now, he would not have supported the war.…

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Powell Backs Idea of International Conference on Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Secretary of State Colin Powell says he supports, and is ready to take part in, an international conference aimed at bolstering Iraq's electoral process and…

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IMF approves first loan to help in rebuilding Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved an emergency loan of $436.7 million for Iraq, the first assistance it has provided to…

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British Muslims Lobby for Iraq Hostage Release
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
… NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Daud Abdullah, assistant secretary to the Muslim Council of Britain, about that group's recent journey to Iraq to press for the…

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THINKING ALOUD: War, peace and democracy in Iraq —Razi Azmi
Daily Times – Pakistan
Bush's Iraq venture reflected a desire to transform a rich country plundered by a tyrannical and dangerous ruler into a model of prosperity and democratic…

  
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