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October 11 2004
 
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Howard reiterates commitment to Iraq and economy
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
SYDNEY Prime Minister John Howard said Monday that he had no plans to change Australia's commitment of troops in Iraq, and that his top fourth-term priorities

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Iraq Militants Trade Guns For Cash
CBS News – USA
land mines Monday as a five-day disarmament program kicked off in Baghdad's Sadr City district — a sign of progress in the center of Shiite resistance in Iraq …

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Kidnappers' double-headed strategy in Iraq
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
LONDON – The city of Liverpool spent the weekend in mourning for one of its residents, Mr Ken Bigley, the British hostage who was beheaded in Iraq.

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Violence will worsen ahead of Iraq polls, Rumsfeld warns
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
BAGHDAD – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise visit to Iraq, has predicted that violence will increase ahead of January's election.

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Edwards rejects Rice's assertion on Iraq invasion
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
to National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, who said President George W. Bush was 'absolutely' correct to have launched the invasion of Iraq even if they

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, 1,064 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.

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IAEA: Equipment for making nukes missing from Iraq
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
The UN nuclear watchdog expressed concern Monday at the disappearance of high-precision equipment from Iraq's nuclear facilities that could be used to make

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A bridge too far for the military in Iraq?
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
Similarly, if all had gone according to plan in Iraq, American forces there would now number 30,000 troops or less, and Iraq would be a peaceful and stable

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Web Site Shows Two Beheadings in Iraq
ABC News – United States
Three hooded gunmen pose with an unidentified Turkish hostage, who they threatened to behead unless all American release all Iraq prisoners, and all Turks

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More than 150 foreigners taken hostage in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
30. A video made public Oct. 2 shows el-Aza surrounded by militants who demand that Starlite leave Iraq. Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility.

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All-out assault in Iraq likely after US poll
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The Bush Administration will delay intensifying assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after the US elections next month, despite recent military

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Report: No big Iraq battle until November
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
11 (UPI) — The Bush administration is avoiding major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after US elections in November, the Los Angeles Times

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A Look at Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
30. A video made public Oct. 2 shows el-Aza surrounded by militants who demand that Starlite leave Iraq. Islamic Army in Iraq claims responsibility.

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Web Site Shows Two Beheadings in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An Islamic Web site on Monday showed the beheading of two hostages – one a Turkish contractor and the other an Iraqi Kurdish translator

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Report: No big Iraq battle until November
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
11 (UPI) — The Bush administration is avoiding major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after US elections in November, the Los Angeles Times

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Iraq Shiite militia starts turning in weapons, four killed in
Turkish Press – Turkey
And armed men claiming to belong to the militant group of Iraq's most wanted man Abu Mussab Al-Zarqawi appeared in a video threatening to behead a Turkish

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US voters hold key to ending Iraq war, curbing global warming
Turkish Press – Turkey
NAIROBI, Oct 11 (AFP) – United States voters hold the key to ending the war in Iraq and can help revive a UN treaty on global warming which was rejected by

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US seeks donors' help in Iraq's reconstruction
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The United States seeks foreign help to stabilize Iraq as the International donors- who pledged billions of dollars to aid in Iraq's reconstruction- meet in

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Iraq militants threaten to behead Turk hostage-TV
Xinhua – Beijing,China
11 (Xinhuanet) — An Islamist militant group in Iraq has threatened to behead a Turkish hostage within three days unless th e US authorities release all Iraqi

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National Guard soldiers deployed for 12-month tour in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
DETROIT (AP) — About 60 soldiers in the Michigan Army National Guard left Monday for a yearlong tour in Iraq. The soldiers of the

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Blair seeks relaunch after Iraq woes
Reuters – London,England,UK
set out his vision for a third term in office in a bid to shift the spotlight onto domestic policies that win or lose elections and off the divisive war in Iraq …

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US to Seek Donors' Help on Iraq
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – International donors that pledged billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq meet in Tokyo this week as the United States seeks outside help to

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Suicide car bomber kills two in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber has attacked a US military convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, killing two civilians and wounding 18 people

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Report: Militants in Iraq Threaten to Behead Turkish Hostage
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
A militant group in Iraq is reported to have threatened to behead a Turkish hostage unless the United States frees all Iraqi prisoners.

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FIXING IRAQ
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
During my five-month stay in Baghdad, I got to know many Iraqis who, like Faris, refuse to bow to the violence endemic in US-occupied Iraq.

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Shiite Fighters Turning in Weapons in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Followers of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr trickled in to police stations in Baghdad's Sadr City district to hand in weapons Monday under

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For soldiers and civilians alike, Iraq hosts many dangers
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BY PHILLIP O'CONNOR. MOSUL, Iraq – (KRT) – When US Army Corps of Engineers Col. Kurt Ubbelohde wanted to check the progress of reconstruction

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Iraq tops list at 2nd debate
Arizona Daily Wild Cat – Tucson,AZ,USA
The second presidential debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry was framed by lingering questions on Iraq and the economy.

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Re-Elected Howard to Keep Troops in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Prime Minister John Howard today said he had no plans to change Australia's commitment of troops in Iraq, and that his top fourth-term priorities would be

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Rumsfeld: Iraq Must Grow Own Govt. System
ABC News – United States
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld greets South Korean troops stationed at Camp Zaytun in Irbil, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004. KIRKUK, Iraq Oct.

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Rumsfeld warns of test of wills in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Iraq – American Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling the Iraq war a test of wills with insurgents, told Iraqi security forces on Sunday protecting their

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Church calls for Iraq troop buildup
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
ROME — Senior Vatican officials have decided to put aside their differences with the US-led coalition over the war in Iraq, calling for multinational troop

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Kerry's Iraq attack
New Yorker – New York,NY,USA
This President has left them in shatters across the globe, and we're now ninety per cent of the casualties in Iraq and ninety per cent of the costs.

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Bush hails re-election of Iraq ally Howard
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
in Australia, which was being credited by analysts yesterday for a solid weekend re-election victory by Prime Minister John Howard, a staunch ally on Iraq.

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Rumsfeld has eye on Iraq pullout in '05, with strings
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the United States could begin to withdraw some troops from Iraq beginning early next year

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Rumsfeld Hoping for Troop Cutback in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq – The United States may be able to reduce its troop levels in Iraq after this country's January elections if security improves and local

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The other Iraq report . . . with replays
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
This aspect has so far been buried just as deeply as Saddam has probably buried the evidence of WMDs in Iraq's deserts. (Remember

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Official: Politics stall Iraq offense
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration will delay major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after US elections in November, say administration officials

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Howard says Iraq troop commitment stays
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
booming economy strong would be the priorities of his fourth term, and that he had no plans for major changes in the number of troops Australia has in Iraq.

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Rumsfeld makes stop in Iraq He tells troops victory belongs to the
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit Sunday to US troops and diplomats in Iraq, emphasizing the importance of their mission, as

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US faces test of wills in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling the Iraq war a test of wills with insurgents, has told Iraqi security forces protecting

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Blair faces Iraq grilling from MPs
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Tony Blair faces fresh pressure over Iraq this week as MPs return to parliament with the beheading of hostage Kenneth Bigley

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Row over Blair's proposed Iraq honours list
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Tony Blair faced anger last night after it emerged that Downing Street is drawing up a “special Iraq Honours list”, with officials who prepared the flawed

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Tony Blair on Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
In the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, in the spring of 2003, the Canadian government asked two key things of its counterpart in Washington.

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Howard victorious despite Iraq protests
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Mr Howard increased his majority despite overwhelming public hostility to Australia's involvement in Iraq. His success confirmed

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Almost all wrong on Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
His conclusions are a powerful indictment against the US case for invading Iraq, although Bush administration officials and supporters continue to insist that

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Rumsfeld gives US troops timetable in Iraq
CTV – Canada
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld didn't bring much good news to a group of Marines in Iraq. He warned Sunday during a town

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In US campaign, Iraq dominates exchanges
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON With the US elections three weeks away, both sides hardened their rhetoric Sunday on a central issue, Iraq, and exchanged sharp attacks on the

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Republicans, Democrats Clash Over Absence of Iraq WMD
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
are expressing differing views about a lengthy CIA report issued last week, that concluded there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, before the US-led

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Carthage soldier dies in Iraq convoy
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
RALEIGH, NC – A National Guard soldier from Carthage who received the Purple Heart while in the US Army was reported killed in Iraq, the Pentagon and National

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A Daily Look at US Iraq Military Deaths
ABC News – United States
8, 2004, 1,064 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.

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Edwards renews attack on Bush over Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
nominee, kept up the attack on President George W. Bush in a string of television interviews Sunday, as surrogates for both candidates clashed over Iraq in the

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Bomb blasts kill 11 as Rumsfeld arrives in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
BAGHDAD: US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a surprise visit to Iraq on Sunday, predicted violence would increase ahead of January's elections as rebel

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Rumsfeld Says US Faces Test of Wills in Iraq
Reuters – USA
ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling the Iraq war a test of wills with insurgents, told Iraqi security forces on Sunday

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Conservatives Must Face Iraq Facts
WEBCommentary – United States
Conservative voters must not allow their justified dislike of John Kerry to keep them from questioning the Iraq war in light of new facts.

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Car bombs kill 11 in Iraq as Rumsfeld warns of growing violence
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Iraq's most feared terror group, Tawhid and Jihad, claimed responsibility for the near-simultaneous car bombings, one near an eastern Baghdad police academy

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Rumsfeld talks strategy in Iraq, sizes up Iraqi security forces
Turkish Press – Turkey
KIRKUK, Iraq, Oct 10 (AFP) – US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld sized up his commanders' progress in preparing Iraqi security forces for battle against

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Thomas L. Friedman: The other intelligence failure in Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON Much attention was rightly paid last week to the huge intelligence failure of the Bush team in Iraq. Saddam Hussein had

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Ex-BBC chief says failures on Iraq are a blow to democracy
Guardian – UK
Lord Hutton and the decision by Lord Butler's committee to “bottle out” of identifying who was responsible for intelligence failures over Iraq, according to

  
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