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October 17 2004
   
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Defiance in Iraq: Orders refused
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
in a combat zone, seeking to check a disciplinary breakdown while addressing safety concerns common among troops tested daily in ambushes on the roads of Iraq.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11106396%255E1702,00.html
UK ponders Iraq troop switch
The Australian – Australia
THE US had asked Britain to redeploy troops stationed in the UK-controlled zone in southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence confirmed today.

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Thousands march in London to protest Iraq war
Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem,Israel
war and anti-globalization activists filled Trafalgar Square on Sunday after marching through central London to protest the US-led coalition's presence in Iraq …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1221887.htm
Iraq militants confirm Al Qaeda links: statement
ABC Online – Australia
A group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden, saying it is in contact with Al Qaeda over operations in Iraq …

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Soldier from Rochester killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
As of Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, 1,086 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to the Defense Department.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=9339
Investors remain wary of security in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
An off-the-record meeting organized by a leading British company was held in London last week to discuss the increasing level of violence in Iraq and its

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1221886.htm
Iraq war protesters take to London streets
ABC Online – Australia
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of central London to protest against the Iraq war as Prime Minister Tony Blair struggles to shake

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112153/1/.html
Tens of thousands throng London to protest Iraq war
Channel News Asia – Singapore
LONDON : Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of central London to protest against the Iraq war as Prime Minister Tony Blair struggled to

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Annan: Iraq War Hasn't Made World Safer
ABC News – United States
LONDON Oct. 17, 2004 — The US-led war in Iraq hasn't made the world any safer, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said in a British TV interview aired Sunday.

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UK envoy to Iraq seeks release of Bigley body
CTV – Canada
Britain's Ambassador to Iraq appealed for Iraqis to come forward with information on the body of murdered British hostage Ken Bigley so he can “finally be laid

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Gen. Vows Review of Iraq Safety Measures
ABC News – United States
Division, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment SFC Timothy Hilburn of Fort Knox, KY, watches traffic from an observation post near Ramadi, Iraq, Sunday, Oct.

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Thousands March Against Iraq in London
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Thousands of demonstrators have marched through central London to protest the US-led war in Iraq. Sunday march marked the end of

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11101383%255E663,00.html
Raids claim more lives in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
a raid “against an armed al-Zarqawi terrorist checkpoint in the Jolan district of the city of Fallujah”, referring to Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most-wanted

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3601457&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

Move for British forces in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
British troops in southern Iraq may be moved to more dangerous areas near Baghdad, media reports said, a politically charged move military analysts said would

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3601456&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

Bush underestimated Iraq numbers: troops
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
Most US troops serving in Iraq and their families said the Bush Administration did not send enough forces to Iraq and relied too heavily on the National Guard

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Annan: Iraq war hasn't made world safer
CNN – USA
LONDON, England (AP) — The US-led war in Iraq hasn't made the world any safer, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a British TV interview broadcast Sunday

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Thousands protest Iraq war in London
CBC News – Canada
LONDON – About 20,000 protestors have taken to the streets of central London to demand British troops leave Iraq. The protest is

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Iraq's Schools Suffer from War, Neglect
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The first comprehensive study on the condition of schools in Iraq shows thousands of them are seriously damaged and unfit for students.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/17/content_2102870.htm
British defense chief to make statement in parliament on Iraq …
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Secretary Geoff Hoon would make a statement in the House of Commons on Monday about possible redeployment of British troops in Iraq, the BritishMinistry of

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Poll Gauges Military View of Iraq War
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: A new poll from the Annenberg Center for Public Policy surveyed military personnel and their families about their attitudes towards the war in Iraq …

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World not safer after Iraq war: Annan
Xinhua – Beijing,China
17 (Xinhuanet) — The US-led war against Iraq has done nothing to make the world a safer place, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said in an

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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
– A linguist with the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion from Fort Bragg, NC, died from injuries suffered in an attack on his vehicle in Iraq, his mother

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041017-090543-7960r.htm
Iraq Kurds urge neighbors not to interfere
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
17 (UPI) — An Iraqi Kurdish leader urged Iraq's neighbors against interfering with the issue of the northern city of Kirkuk, which the Kurds claim as theirs.

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112128/1/.html
Six American soldiers killed in Iraq, US warplanes pound Fallujah
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Two American helicopters crashed in Iraq, bringing the US death toll to six in under 24 hours, while US warplanes pounded a rebel checkpoint in

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Kofi Annan: Iraq war hasn't made world safer
The Malaysia Star – Malaysia
LONDON: The US-led war in Iraq hasn't made the world any safer, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a British TV interview being broadcast Sunday.

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Too early to judge progress in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
By Greg Mills. The media image of the war in Iraq portrays a post-modern, Hobbesian catastrophic world – with one key exception.

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Iraq's Shadow Ruler
TIME – USA
Few Westerners have ever met the most powerful man in Iraq. … Iraq's Kurds and Sunnis, as well as Shi'ites, pay heed to his views.

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=30962
Bomb explodes in southern Iraq, wounds contractor
Turkish Press – Turkey
BASRA, Iraq, Oct 17 (AFP) – At least one civilian contractor was wounded Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion in the vicinity of the southern port of Basra, the

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002065349_iraqdig17.html
Iraq Notebook Rebuilding delays called risk to troops
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — American military commanders in Iraq are warning Washington, DC, that delays in reconstruction projects caused by red tape are putting the lives

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9942653.htm
Detainees Freed From Infamous Iraq Prison
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – More than 200 detainees were released Sunday from Abu Ghraib prison after a security review deemed them no longer a threat, the US military said

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_who_refused_iraq_mission_said_detained_released

Troops who refused Iraq mission said detained, released
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The grandfather of an Army Reserve soldier whose platoon refused to deliver supplies in Iraq said his grandson told him yesterday that he

www.indystar.com/articles/3/187130-2683-010.html
Christian churches attacked in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saturday began here with pre-dawn blasts at five empty Christian churches and ended with two US helicopters crashing over the city, killing

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US Troops Battle Rebels in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US forces battled rebels in Iraq's western city of Falluja on Sunday, witnesses said. They said US tanks

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Power grid is at top of rebuilding list in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — On a six-day journey last week, more than 500 tons of house-size components on their way to the capital crept across Al Anbar Province, a

www.itv.com/news/index_970600.html
Annan slams Iraq war
ITV.com – UK
is safer when you consider the violence around us, when you look around you and see the terrorist attacks around the world and you see what is going on in Iraq …

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002065282_oregoniraq17.html
Oregon troops head to Iraq — second time for some
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Within a month, the group will be in Iraq, serving as replacements for the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry, which has suffered numerous casualties since arriving

www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1017guard17.html
180 more in Guard heading to Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
On Saturday, the 2nd Battalion, 180th Field Artillery became the 26th Arizona Army National Guard unit to be deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Fears over UK Iraq redeployment
BBC News – London,England,UK
Former foreign secretary Robin Cook fears British troops will be held responsible for US aggression if they are redeployed in Iraq.

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Iraq's shrinking Christian minority struggles to survive
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Oct 16 (AFP) – The coordinated attacks on five Baghdad churches Saturday sent tremors through Iraq's small Christian community, which finds itself

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A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
ABC News – United States
15, 2004, 1,086 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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Should UK Iraq troops redeploy to back-up US?
BBC News – London,England,UK
The US troops will then move to Iraq's most volatile areas, such as Falluja. I don't agree with the British troops being in Iraq in the first place.

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Week in Review: White House Race, Iraq Unrest
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Topics include the final presidential debate, the last weeks of the White House race, violence in Iraq and the Afghan elections.

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Iraq Helicopters Crash, 2 US Troops Die
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, the military said, killing two soldiers and bringing to six the number of American servicemen reported killed in violence across Iraq over the past

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9938412.htm
The Latest Developments in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_ A video surfaced by a group calling itself the Islamic Brigade that threatened to kill two Turkish drivers unless their company withdrew from Iraq.

www.dawn.com/2004/10/17/top13.htm
US soldiers defy order for Iraq mission: Blasts rock five churches
Pakistan Dawn – Pakistan
WASHINGTON, Oct 16: The US military is investigating a refusal this week by some US troops to take part in a supply convoy in Iraq, where explosive devices

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/17/1097951539285.html
Reports Zarqawi seized in Iraq untrue
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The US military said today reports that Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had been detained in Iraq were not credible. “We

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Poll Gauges Military View of Iraq War
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: A new poll from the Annenberg Center for Public Policy surveyed military personnel and their families about their attitudes towards the war in Iraq …

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Bombers Target Christian Churches in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
states but first. Today in Iraq Sydney and Shi''ite Muslims are observing Ramadan the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. And it

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Iraq churches hit by blasts
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
16 (Reuters): Explosions damaged five churches in Baghdad early today in a fresh wave of attacks aimed at Iraq's small but deep-rooted Christian community.

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_17-10-2004_pg1_8
Iraq militants hit churches, kill four US troops
Daily Times – Pakistan
Explosions damaged churches in Baghdad on Saturday and the US military reported the deaths of four more American troops in bomb attacks elsewhere in Iraq.

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Mutiny in Iraq?
Straits Times – Singapore,Singapore
WASHINGTON – The United States military is investigating the reported refusal by some of its troops to take part in a dangerous convoy mission in Iraq.

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Military probing whether unit in Iraq refused dangerous mission
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The grandfather of an Army Reserve soldier whose platoon refused to deliver supplies in Iraq said his grandson told him Saturday that he

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/international/middleeast/17basra.html
Iraq Insurgency Seen With British Eyes
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
AMARA, Iraq – They came with their regimental colors, embroidered flags recording battles in 18th-century India, in the Napoleonic wars, against Ottoman

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3067410a12277,00.html
US military faults lack of troops in Iraq – poll
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
WASHINGTON: A majority of United States troops serving in Iraq and their families said the Bush administration did not send enough forces to Iraq and relied

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/9938093.htm
List of Michigan casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
26, formerly of Flint, was one of six soldiers killed in the crash of an Army Black Hawk helicopter April 2, 2003, during a fire fight in Iraq, his wife said.

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/9928087.htm
Iraq reconstruction efforts overcome by ongoing violence
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
Yet in one of his first orders as the American overseer of Iraq, L. Paul Bremer disbanded the entire Iraqi army. Bremer's order

  
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