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October 13 2004
   
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Candor on Iraq? Forget it
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Neither of them in the three hours they have spent together has been anything like candid about the difficulties now facing us in Iraq.

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WRAPUP 1-Iraq vows to disarm rebels, hold elections
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Iraq's interim government vowed on Wednesday to disarm insurgents bent on derailing January elections and drive foreign militantsic

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Iraq pleads for aid as mass graves reveal horrors of Saddam's
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraq urged the world community to play an active role in rebuilding the war-shattered nation, as forensic experts revealed the horrors of the

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UN watchdog says ready to go back to Iraq if asked
Turkish Press – Turkey
VIENNA, Oct 13 (AFP) – The UN nuclear watchdog, blocked from returning to Iraq since the US-led war, is ready to send inspectors back after reports of the

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Plea for Iraq reconstruction aid
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The two-day donors' conference will assess the status of $33 billion in aid pledged to Iraq – of which only $6.7 billion has so far been spent amid chronic

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War crimes team unearths Iraq's 'killing fields'
The Australian – Australia
US-led war crimes investigators in Iraq yesterday unearthed a mass grave containing the bodies of men, women and children they hope will provide evidence to

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German minister opens door to future Iraq role
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
minister said on Wednesday that the country, which staunchly opposed the US-led war to oust Saddam Hussein, could eventually send troops to Iraq, although he

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Britain's Blair Won't Apologize for Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Mr. Blair had long contended that he believed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, some of which could be deployed on 45-minutes notice.

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US presses NATO to merge Afghan forces, speed Iraq mission
Turkish Press – Turkey
At a meeting of NATO defence ministers, the allies also agreed to deploy a training mission in Iraq before the end of the year, NATO and US officials said.

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Suicide car bomber kills 2 US soldiers in Iraq
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq — A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle next to a US military convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday, killing two US soliders

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Iraq apt to be topic A
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
BY THOMAS M. DeFRANK. TEMPE, Ariz. – Tonight's final presidential debate is restricted to domestic policy, but Iraq is certain to rear its controversial head.

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US, Iraq to probe missing N-equipment
CNN – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Washington has said it will join Baghdad in a full investigation into missing machinery from Iraq's nuclear facilities, and Iraq's …

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Voters want troops to stay in Iraq: PM
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australians might be divided over the Iraq war, but the election result proved most backed plans to keep troops there, Prime Minister John Howard said today.

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Iraq Asks Donors to Speed Up Rebuilding Funds
Wired News – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Iraq urged international donors on Wednesday to live up to their promises on funding for reconstruction work, which has been stalled by

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NEW US OFFENSIVE VS. IRAQ MILITANTS
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
October 13, 2004 — BAGHDAD, Iraq — US troops went on the offensive from the gates of Baghdad to the Syrian border yesterday, pounding Sunni militant

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Britain admits error over Iraq threat
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Britain has formally withdrawn one of the key justifications for the Iraq invasion, admitting its pre-war claim that Saddam Hussein had the ability to launch

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Women and children in Iraq mass grave
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
A MASS grave being excavated in Iraq's “killing fields” has yielded evidence that the country's forces executed women and children under dictator Saddam

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Blair: I did not deceive over Iraq
CNN International – USA
England — British Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected calls to apologize for the way his government presented intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs

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Germany Signals Change of Tack on Iraq Policy
Deutsche Welle – Germany
In a possible softening of its strict non-deployment policy in Iraq, Germany's defense minister said he could not rule out sending troops there in the future.

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US tried to rescue hostages in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
The United States tried unsuccessfully at least twice to rescue two Americans and one British man who were taken hostage in Iraq in September and later beheaded

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PM plays down Iraq's role in victory
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Australians were divided on the nation's involvement in the Iraq war but it wasn't the dominant factor in the coalition's election victory, Prime Minister John

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US investigates Iraq nuclear theft
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
US officials yesterday said they would look into a report that radioactive material and sophisticated equipment had disappeared from Iraq's nuclear power and

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US airstrikes leave 11 dead in Iraq
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
As the US military went on the offensive in the Sunni heartland of Iraq, an Al Qaeda-linked group, Ansar al Sunna, posted a video on the Internet showing the

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Iraq calls for debt relief at donors' meeting
Xinhua – Beijing,China
At the opening ceremony of the donors meeting held in Tokyo, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh described the debt as “an awful legacy of the previous

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Iraq militants claim 'spy' beheaded
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A militant Iraqi group says it has beheaded a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) it accused of being a spy working as a translator for the US army.

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Britain's Iraq WMD dossier has been formally withdrawn
ABC Online – Australia
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has confirmed that the Blair Government's dossier on Iraq's weapons capability has now been formally withdrawn.

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Marine badly wounded in Iraq becomes father of quintuplets
News-Leader.com – Springfield,MO,USA
Joshua Horton lay in a hospital bed across the ocean recovering from wounds he suffered in Iraq, his wife was in a maternity ward here, making him a father

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Nuclear fiction, or why Bush says he invaded Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
By Maureen Dowd. We face a choice now between a president who rolled us on Iraq and a senator who got rolled by the president on Iraq.

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Bush attacks Kerry for changing statements on Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
turned shriller ahead of the final televised debate with President George W. Bush attacking his Democrat rival John Kerry for changing statements on Iraq war.

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Iraq militants behead Iraqi 'spy'
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
on a web site, said Alaa al-Maliki was a member of Sadr's movement and “one of the most dangerous spies working for the American forces in Iraq against Sunnis

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Missing Iraq technology raises alarm
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD — Concerns are growing that high-precision equipment in Iraq that could be used to make nuclear weapons has been “systematically” disappearing, and

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Britain Withdraws Iraq Weapons Claims
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
that Iraqi troops could deploy some chemical and biological weapons on 45 minutes notice, information used as a rationale for joining the US-led war in Iraq.

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Will apology for Iraq make a difference?
BBC News – London,England,UK
Britain's Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has conceded that some of the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq was wrong. Mr

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Cheney: Iraq Could Have Been Arms Source
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Vice President Dick Cheney, who acknowledged last week that Iraq had produced no weapons of mass destruction after 1991, said Tuesday that

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US to ask NATO to broaden role in Afghanistan, Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will ask his counterparts from the other 25 NATO countries Wednesday to expand the alliance's role in Afghanistan and Iraq …

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Chirac commits France to Iraq conference
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
HONG KONG — French President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday his country is “entirely committed” to taking part in an international conference on Iraq next month.

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Iraq says open to UN inspectors
Reuters – London,England,UK
He said nothing had gone missing since a looting spree after last year's US-led invasion, which the United States and Britain said was to rid Iraq of weapons

  
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