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December 11 2004
 

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US soldier killed, eight wounded in Iraq fighting
ABC Online – Australia
A US soldier was killed on Saturday during an operation in Iraq’s western Al Anbar province, which hosts the rebel hot spots of Fallujah and Ramadi.

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70 Candidate Lists Registered in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Candidates from 70 political parties and coalitions have filed to run in Iraq’s upcoming elections, after a number of deadline extensions to

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Insurgents keep up deadly attacks in northern Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Insurgents renewed attacks on United States troops and Iraq’s security forces today, killing five police officers, including a general, and wounding 14

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Insurgents keep up deadly attacks in northern Iraq
Ireland Online – Dublin,Ireland
Insurgents renewed attacks on United States troops and Iraq’s security forces today, killing five police officers, including a general, and wounding 14

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70 Candidate Lists Registered in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Candidates from 70 political parties and coalitions have filed to run in Iraq’s upcoming elections, after a number of deadline extensions to

www.theage.com.au/news/National/Contract-killers-hired-in-Iraqs/2004/12/12/1102786926915.html
Contract killers hired in Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Contract killers are being offered as little as $US50 ($67) to hunt down coalition troops – including Australians – in Iraq. The

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Five people die in attacks in Baghdad, elsewhere in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
police officers and a Shiite cleric were killed and at least seven other people were injured in separate attacks against members of Iraq’s security forces and

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Iraq Insurgents Kill Top Police, Hit US Convoy
ABC News – USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen killed three high-ranking Iraqi police officers in two separate attacks on Saturday and two car bombs targeted the US military.

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US Soldier Sentenced in Iraq Killing
ABC News – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec 11, 2004 — A US soldier was sentenced to three years in prison for killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager, the military said Saturday.

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Military Works to Improve Armoring for Vehicles in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: Only 25 percent of the medium and heavy military trucks hauling fuel, supplies, etc. along Iraq’s dangerous highways have armor protection.

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UK regiment returns from Iraq
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
AP) — Two hundred members of Britain’s Black Watch regiment returned to their English base Saturday after a contentious deployment to back up US forces in Iraq …

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Freed Sri Lankan hostage in Iraq to return home next week
Xinhua – Beijing,China
in Iraq for more than one month will return home next week, the state radio reported Saturday. He later proceeded to Iraq through his Kuwaiti employer.

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US soldier jailed for Iraq murder
BBC News – London,England,UK
a dishonourable discharge. His was one of a dozen courts martial hearings under way relating to action in Iraq. The charges stem

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2004/12/11/candidate_list_hints_at_iraqs_political_future

Candidate list hints at Iraq’s political future
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s future political landscape began taking shape yesterday, as a coalition led by powerful Shi’ite Muslim groups revealed a few of its

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Poll: Americans’ hopes for Iraq slip
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
hopes for Iraq slipConfidence that a stable, democratic government will be established in Iraq has eroded, an Associated Press poll has found.

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Public’s doubts on Iraq are growing, poll shows
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – Americans remain sharply divided in their views of how President Bush is handling Iraq, and their confidence that a stable, democratic government

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Helicopter crash kills 2 US soldiers in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
BAGHDAD – Two US soldiers were killed and four were wounded late Thursday when an airborne helicopter struck one on the ground at an airfield in the northern

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Shiite ticket hints at Iraq’s political future
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD — Iraq’s future political landscape began to take shape Friday, as a coalition led by powerful Shiite Muslim groups revealed a few of its candidates

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US soldier pleads guilty to `mercy’ kill in Iraq
Boston Herald – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US soldier pleaded guilty yesterday to killing a severely wounded Iraqi teenager in what investigators say may have been a mercy killing, the

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Sri Lankan hostage in Iraq released
Xinhua – Beijing,China
11 (Xinhuanet) — Sri Lankan truck driver Dinesh Rajaratnam taken hostage in Iraq in October has been released together with his Bangladeshi colleague by their

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Black Watch fly home from Iraq
This is London – London,England,UK
Two hundred soldiers from the Black Watch are due back in Britain after their controversial deployment in Iraq’s so-called Triangle of Death.

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Iraq Insurgents Use Hospital as Ambush Base
Scotland on Sunday – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Iraqi Insurgents used the volatile city of Ramadi’s main hospital to ambush US soldiers, the military said today, firing rocket propelled grenades and small

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UN envoy to Iraq discusses elections with top US official
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
WASHINGTON – The United Nations special envoy to Iraq met with US Deputy Secretary of Defense Richard Armitage Friday to discuss Iraq’s January elections

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Sri Lankan, BD drivers released in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
DHAKA, Dec 10: Two truck drivers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka kidnapped in Iraq by the same militant group that claims to be holding two French journalists

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Two US soldiers dead, four injured in Iraq helicopter accident
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) – A helicopter accident at an air base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed two US soldiers and injured four, the military said yesterday

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Group pushing Iraq’s creditors to forgive country’s debt
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – An informal group of industrial nations called the Paris Club may have almost as much to say about Iraq’s eventual recovery from war as

www.indystar.com/articles/1/201313-9641-021.html
Rumsfeld queries uncover festering concerns in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
armored vehicles to carry with us north.” The complaints follow an embarrassing incident several weeks ago in which a US supply unit in Iraq, fearing their

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Powell Calls for Support to Iraq in Last NATO Meeting
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting, US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell asked his European counterparts for support on the Iraq issue.

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Shiite candidate bloc raises fears in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The naming of a bloc of Shiite Muslim candidates that’s likely to sweep upcoming national elections is heightening worries that the

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UN’s Annan to Discuss Iraq with Powell and Rice
ABC News – USA
week since calls for his resignation, meeting Secretary of State Colin Powell and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to talk about Iraq, UN officials

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US Officials Sound Alarm Over Iraq Fuel Crisis
Reuters – NY,USA
in the government may deteriorate significantly,” a diplomat wrote this week in a note circulated among the US-led coalition occupying Iraq and obtained by

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Rumsfeld queries uncover festering concerns in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
armored vehicles to carry with us north.” The complaints follow an embarrassing incident several weeks ago in which a US supply unit in Iraq, fearing their

www.asahi.com/english/opinion/TKY200412110145.html
EDITORIAL: SDF deployment in Iraq
Asahi Shimbun – Tokyo,Japan
known for his brusque comments, seemed unusually humble Thursday during his news conference to announce that the Self-Defense Forces mission in Iraq is being

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Iraq oil-for-food audit to be released
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
UNITED NATIONS — A UN panel critical of how the US-led coalition authority in Iraq spent billions of dollars from the UN oil-for-food program and other sales

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Armored Humvees in high demand in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – The Army had only a few armored Humvees in Iraq when the war against Saddam Hussein turned into a battle against Iraqi insurgents and

  
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