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October 30 2004
   
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Headless corpse found in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The headless body of an Asian, which the police suspect could be that of a Japanese seized in Iraq, has been found in Baghdad. An

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Polish hostage in Iraq calls for troop pullout
Xinhua – Beijing,China
30 (Xinhuanet) — The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV channel on Saturday aired footage of a Polish woman held hostage by a militant group in Iraq calling for the

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Eight Marines die in Iraq in bloodiest day for US military since
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – In the bloodiest day for the US military in Iraq since May, eight Marines were killed and nine more were wounded Saturday in the

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Eight Marines Die in Iraq as Falluja Assault Looms
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Eight US marines were killed on Saturday in the bloodiest attack on American forces in Iraq in almost seven months as troops prepared

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More than 160 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
A videotape broadcast Oct. 28 by Al-Jazeera television showed the men being held and identified their captors as the Islamic Army in Iraq.

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Officials Find Decapitated Body in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi officials found the decapitated body of what appears to be a young Asian male in Baghdad on Saturday. Associated

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US Extends Iraq Tours for 6,500 Troops
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON – The Army has extended by two months the Iraq tours of about 6,500 soldiers, citing a need for experienced troops through the Iraqi elections

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Iraq Violence Claims 27 Lives
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By VOA News. It has been a bloody day in parts of central Iraq, with at least 19 Iraqis and eight US Marines killed in fresh violence.

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Bush Sidesteps Missing Iraq Munitions Cited by Kerry (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
comprehensive strategy'' against terrorism, without mentioning the 376 tons of munitions that an international arms agency said this week were missing in Iraq.

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Father of Japanese hostage in Iraq expresses hope his son will be
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The father of a Japanese traveler held hostage in Iraq expressed hope Saturday that his son was alive and would be freed after a body found in

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Violence continues in Iraq, many reported killed
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
In a bloody day in Iraq, eight American Marines were killed in fighting west of Baghdad today. In another incident, a car bomb killed

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Eight Marines Die in Iraq as Falluja Assault Looms
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Eight US marines were killed Saturday in the bloodiest attack on American forces in Iraq in almost seven months as troops prepared

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Family of Sri Lankan hostage in Iraq pleads for his release
Xinhua – Beijing,China
30 (Xinhuanet) — The family of the Sri Lankan national who is held hostage by a militant organization in Iraq on Saturday pleaded for his release.

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'We will do as in Iraq'
News24 – South Africa
“If these countries don't agree to our demands, we will do the same thing as the mujahedeen are doing in Iraq,” Ishaq Manzoor, a purported spokesperson for

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/31/1099028271208.html
Eight US marines killed in Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Eight US marines were killed and nine wounded west of Baghdad yesterday in the bloodiest attack on US forces in Iraq for months.

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Army has extended Iraq tours for 6,500 soldiers, citing election
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The Army has extended by two months the Iraq tours of about 6,500 soldiers, citing a need for experienced troops through the Iraqi elections

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7 die in Iraq car bomb attack
News24 – South Africa
tongue.”. “We have threatened them to no avail that they are the mouthpiece of the American occupation in Iraq,” the statement said.

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Sudan translator 'seized in Iraq'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Arab television has shown a video tape of a Sudanese interpreter in Iraq who said he had been kidnapped and called on his US employer to leave Iraq.

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Dhaka appeals for release of reported Bangladeshi hostage in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
30 : Bangladesh on Friday made an appeal to the reported hostage takers of a Bangladeshi truck driver in Iraq for his immediate release.

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Eight US Marines Killed in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Eight US Marines were killed and nine others wounded in action Saturday in Anbar province west of Baghdad, the US military announced.

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Crunch Fallujah talks underway between Iraq delegation, local
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
and delegates from the Sunni Muslim hotspot collapsed in mid-October after Allawi threatened the city with invasion if it did not surrender Iraq's most

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US Planes, Artillery Strike Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes and artillery pounded targets in Iraq's western city of Falluja amid clashes with insurgents Saturday, witnesses said.

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US Planes Strike Iraq's Falluja Amid Clashes
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes repeatedly attacked targets in Iraq's rebel city of Falluja amid fighting between American troops and insurgents

<www.boston.com/dailynews/304/world/_Almost_certain_that_body_foun:.shtml>'Almost certain' that body found in Iraq is not Japanese hostage
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The Japanese government is ''almost certain'' a body earlier believed to belong to a Japanese hostage held in Iraq is not that of the captive
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Army officer says unit removed some explosives at Iraq site
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — An Army officer described in a Pentagon briefing Friday how his unit removed 250 tons of munitions found in Iraq's Al QaQaa weapons complex in

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US plans decisive attack on `Dodge City of Iraq'
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
NEAR AL-FALLUJAH, Iraq — Marines just outside the insurgent stronghold of Al-Fallujah were making final preparations Friday for a large-scale offensive that

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Iraq's interim president visits Kuwait
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
KUWAIT CITY — Iraq's interim president on Saturday visited this small oil-rich state that Saddam Hussein invaded in 1990 and occupied for seven months until US

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Video Raises New Questions on Missing Iraq Explosives
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
The footage appears to bolster charges that US forces in Iraq might have allowed more than 360 tons of high-grade explosives to go missing.

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Confusion over fate of Japanese hostage in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
TOKYO : Japan was thrown into confusion over the fate of a 24-year-old hostage threatened with execution in Iraq after two bodies discovered in as many days

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British troops begin patrols in new hostile region of Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The Black Watch regiment, however, suffered its first casualties of the US requested mission to move in to Babil province from southern Iraq, with the death of

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Body in Iraq not Japanese hostage
Reuters – London,England,UK
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – A body initially thought to resemble that of a Japanese backpacker kidnapped in Iraq has been identified as that of an Iraqi, a

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'You have died in Iraq'
News24 – South Africa
a photo of what appeared to be her old driver's license showed up on an Islamic website along with a claim that she had been captured in southern Iraq and slain

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Iraq will remain on front burner
Denver Post – Denver,CO,USA
It seems apt that the last days of the US presidential campaign would feature an animated dispute over an unsettling Iraq development.

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Iraq body 'not Japanese hostage'
CNN – USA
(CNN) — A body found in Iraq first thought to be that of 24-year-old Japanese hostage Shosei Koda is now likely to be someone else, according to Japanese

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Bangladesh appeals to kidnappers for release of hostage in Iraq
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DHAKA : Dhaka has appealed for the release of a Bangladeshi truck driver taken hostage in Iraq, saying the Muslim-majority South Asian nation is not involved

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WHERE THEY STAND ON…: War in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Yes, with congressional authority, he ordered invasion of Iraq, calling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein a threat to US security.

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Bush Sidesteps Missing Iraq Munitions Cited by Kerry as Failure
Bloomberg – United States
a ``comprehensive strategy'' against terrorism, without mentioning the 376 tons of munitions an international arms agency said this week were missing in Iraq.

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Body Resembling Japanese Hostage Found in Iraq
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – A body resembling a Japanese hostage has been found in Iraq and will be flown to Kuwait or Qatar for identification, officials said on

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2 Russian generals given awards in Iraq on war eve
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The comment bolsters the claims of Pentagon officials who say Russian military advisers and special forces units were helping Iraq's military and intelligence

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The two scenarios in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BY PHILIP KNIGHTLEY. NO MATTER who wins the United States Presidential election the quagmire in Iraq will only get stickier. The US has 150,000 troops in Iraq.

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Body found in Iraq likely Japanese hostage
CTV – Canada
A Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman admits that a body found in Iraq resembles that of a Japanese civilian taken hostage by militants, but the government has

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Black Watch Regroups in Iraq after First Soldier Dies
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
By PA News Reporters. The bulk of an 850-strong group of British troops were today gathering near their new base in a US-controlled area of Iraq.

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New study puts civilian deaths in Iraq at 100,000
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
An estimated 100,000 civilians have died in Iraq as a direct or indirect consequence of last year's US-led invasion, according to a new study by a research

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Bin Laden accuses Bush of seeking to plunder Iraq's oil
Malayala Manorama – India
Doha: Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden slammed US President George W. Bush's policy on Iraq, accusing him of having replaced Saddam Hussein by another “agent” in

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/international/middleeast/30military.html
As Iraq Elections Near, Pentagon Extends Tours of Duty for About
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
29 – The Pentagon has ordered about 6,500 soldiers in Iraq to extend their tours, the first step the military has taken to increase its combat power there in

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Contractor from Georgia killed in Iraq, reports say
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) A former sheriff's deputy who friends said quit his job to join a security consulting firm so he could help out in Iraq was killed in a car

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Back From Iraq, With a Long Way to Go (Nearly 27 Miles)
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
be about two dozen soldiers, up from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, who left a leg, or more, on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Body Resembling Japanese Hostage Found in Iraq
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – A body resembling a Japanese hostage has been found in Iraq and is being shipped to Qatar for identification, Japanese officials said on

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Hostage in Iraq: Dhaka will seek Red Crescent help
Daily Times – Pakistan
The Bangladesh government said on Friday it was seeking the help of the Red Crescent to check a report that one its nationals had been taken hostage in Iraq.

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Video Raises New Questions on Missing Iraq Explosives
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
The footage appears to bolster charges that US forces in Iraq might''ve allowed more than three hundred sixty tons of high-grade explosives.

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Tokyo government trying to determine whether body found in Iraq is
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) A body found in Iraq resembles a Japanese civilian taken hostage by Islamic militants and threatened with death, but the Japanese government has not

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UK queries report of 100,000 Iraq civilian deaths
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
of concerns and difficulties about the methodology behind this,” said a spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair, Washington's chief ally in the Iraq conflict.

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US Soldiers Rapping about Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: While serving in Iraq, two soldiers found they had more than the military in common — they shared a love of rap music.

  
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