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October 19 2004
   
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Iraq Attacks Kill Five People; CARE Worker Kidnapped (Update3)
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) — Four Iraqis and a US contractor were killed and 87 people injured in two mortar attacks on security posts in Iraq, the US military said.

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Britain set to re-deploy troops in Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
Britain looked set on Tuesday to agree to a US request to send its troops into violence-plagued areas of Iraq, a move opponents argue is politically motivated

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Bush, Kerry hit Iraq trail again
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
WASHINGTON: President George W Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry traded biting accusations over the war in Iraq on Monday as early Florida voting produced

<abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=179530>Veteran CARE Aid Worker in Iraq Abducted
ABC News – United States
An Iraqi National Guardsmen patrols outside his headquarters in Mushahidah, Iraq, 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Baghdad, Tuesday, Oct 19, 2004 after a

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US General: Iraq Still Short on Police
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Iraqi capital is still far short of the numbers of Iraqi policemen needed to secure it and the force won't be up to strength in time for

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Pentagon May Shorten Iraq Tours, Guard Chief Says (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon may as early as next year reduce the 18-month tours required of National Guardsmen serving in Iraq amid hardships for their

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IMF predicts post-war boom in Iraq but admits lending is risky
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
The IMF predicted Monday a post-conflict economic boom in Iraq this year and in 2005, but admitted lending to Baghdad is a big risk because of the fighting and

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Macedonian government working on return of Macedonians in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — After Monday's news about the deathof two Macedonians in Iraq, the Macedonian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dusko Uzunovski informed Tuesday

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Report: Iraq war increases terrorism risk
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
War in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism against the West, at least for the short term, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said on

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Labour MPs urge Iraq troop vote
BBC News – London,England,UK
It emerged on Tuesday that the head of operations in Iraq for the charity UK Care International, Margaret Hassan, has been kidnapped in Baghdad.

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Annan Says Crackdown in Iraq Must Be 'Calibrated'
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
bring down the violence. Portraits of US service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war. “The two have to

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British aid official kidnapped in Iraq as deadly attack hits
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Oct 19 (AFP) – A British official from a leading international aid agency was kidnapped in Iraq on Tuesday as four Iraqi national guards were killed

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Care International Charity's Country Director in Iraq Kidnapped
di-ve.com – Malta
BAGHDAD, Iraq (di-ve news) — October 19 2004 1945CET – The Care International Charity says that Maragaret Hassan, its chief of operations in Iraq was

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Blair insists request for British redeployment in Iraq not aimed
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that British troops would only be redeployed to the more volatile, US-controlled sector of Iraq if it was

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UK Troops Would Be at Risk in Iraq If Redeployed, Howard Says
Bloomberg – United States
19 (Bloomberg) — UK Conservative Party Leader Michael Howard said British troops patrolling in the south of Iraq may be put at risk if Prime Minister Tony

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Westerners at greater risk after Iraq war, says UK think tank
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — The US-led war against Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism against Westerners and Western interests, a London-based think tank said

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Iraq Attacks Kill Five People; CARE Worker Kidnapped (Update2)
Bloomberg – United States
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) — Four Iraqis and a US contractor were killed and 87 people injured in two mortar attacks on security posts in Iraq, the US military said.

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Annan focuses on Iraq public sentiment
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
Secretary Jack Straw said he hoped that Britons opposed to such a redeployment would realize it was designed to pave the way for a more stable Iraq ahead of

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A longtime humanitarian worker in Iraq kidnapped in Baghdad
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The director of CARE International's operations in Iraq, who has done humanitarian work in the country for more than 25 years, was abducted

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Veteran Aid Worker in Iraq Abducted
ABC News – United States
Iraqi National Guardsmen patrols outside his headquarters in Mushahidah, 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct 19, 2004 after a mortar

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Australia must back UN efforts in Iraq
The Age – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The Howard Government did not hesitate in committing Australian troops to Iraq 19 months ago as part of the so-called coalition of the willing.

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Iraq Troop Deployment A Military Decision – Blair
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
British troops will only be deployed in the US-controlled sector of Iraq if it is militarily justified, Prime Minister Tony Blair said today.

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Flak for Blair on Iraq switch
The Australian – Australia
LONDON: British Prime Minister Tony Blair ran into a backlash from Labour MPs over Iraq last night as his Defence Secretary said Britain would have “failed in

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How US mission went awry in postwar Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
American troops had pushed into the capital of liberated Iraq little more than a week before, and it was the war commander's first visit to the city.

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Iraq war 'helped al-Qaeda recruit'
BBC News – London,England,UK
By Paul Reynolds. The war in Iraq probably helped boost al-Qaeda recruitment, according to a report from leading Western think-tank.

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British aid official kidnapped in Iraq as deadly attack hits
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD, Oct 19 (AFP) – A British official from a leading international aid organisation was kidnapped in Iraq on Tuesday as four Iraqi national guards were

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Key Democrat Says Kerry's Plan for Iraq Would be 'Aggressive'
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
both the Republican incumbent, President Bush, and the Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry, have put forth similar visions for Iraq's future, namely to

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CARE official reported abducted in Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
Baghdad — The director of CARE International's operation in Iraq was kidnapped early Tuesday in Baghdad, the organization said.

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UK charity reports Iraq chief kidnapped
MSNBC – USA
LONDON – Care International charity said on Tuesday its head of operations in Iraq had been kidnapped in Baghdad. A spokeswoman

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Woman Working for British Charity Abducted in Iraq
Reuters – USA
A spokeswoman for Care International in London said Margaret Hassan was an Iraqi national who had lived in Iraq for about 30 years and had worked for the

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Protecting our troops in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
EVER SINCE THE INVASION of Iraq, President Bush and others in the administration have argued that US troops have had the supplies and protection necessary to

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Iraq 'set for 50% growth' in 2004
BBC News – London,England,UK
Iraq's economy is set to grow more than 50% this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says. In a review following a $436m

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Iraq plans national arms amnesty
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq's interim government will declare a nationwide arms amnesty next week, but insists the city of Falluja must turn in foreign militants or face

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Iraq expands weapons-for-cash
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
States, Defense Minister Geoff Hoon of Britain told Parliament on Monday that the government was weighing whether to move troops to central Iraq from the

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UK troop redeployment needed ahead of Iraq elections, minister
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON (AP) Britain needs to redeploy troops closer to Baghdad so the insurgency in central Iraq can be dealt with ahead of Iraqi elections, Foreign Secretary

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Bush assails Kerry on Iraq, security; rival fires back
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
two weeks before the election, leveled an unusually harsh set of attacks on Kerry, saying he ''does not share our commitment to victory in Iraq,” has ''flip

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British apt to deploy more troops in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
Prime Minister Tony Blair's government of aiding President Bush's re-election campaign by agreeing to redeploy British troops from southern Iraq so that

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Iraq seeks to extend arms-for-cash
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Car bombs over a two-day period claimed at least 12 lives, and a militant group, the Islamic Army in Iraq, claimed to have beheaded two Macedonian hostages.

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Bush and Kerry trade charges on Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
John Kerry lunged into the final two weeks of the 2004 presidential campaign yesterday by feuding feverishly over the Iraq war and the fight against terrorists

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Iraq plans national arms amnesty
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — Iraq's interim government will declare a nationwide arms amnesty next week, but insists the city of Falluja must turn in foreign militants or face

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Downer criticised for comments on journalist's abduction in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
HALL: The Federal Opposition is demanding an apology from the Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, after he accused an Australian journalist in Iraq of taking

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2 Macedonian spies executed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
A militant group in Iraq announced it has beheaded two Macedonian men accused of spying for the United States, an Arab television station reported Monday.

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Insiders explain how disaster followed US victory in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
he said. By September, the more than 140,000 troops in Iraq could be down to little more than a division, about 30,000 troops. To

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Iraq insurgency leaves military short on supplies
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
to account for a lengthy and bloody insurgency have left the military struggling to provide all the equipment needed to do battle in Iraq, defense officials

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Kerry's new attacks range from flu shots to Iraq war
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
John Kerry continued his assault yesterday on President Bush over a wide range of topics, including the war in Iraq, homeland security and the shortage of flu

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US planes hit Iraq's Falluja, guns deal expanded
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
32 miles) west of Baghdad, destroyed safe houses and weapons caches used by followers of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the US's top enemy in Iraq, the US

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PM rules out extra troops for Iraq
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia was unlikely to extend its role in Iraq but would keep its troops in the war-torn nation until the job was done, Prime Minister John Howard said.

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Iraq and terrorism dominating Americans' attention
Jamaica Observer – Jamaica
WASHINGTON (AP) – National security issues such as the war in Iraq and terrorism are dominating voters' attention in the final weeks before November 2

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In strongly worded speech, Bush assails Kerry on security, Iraq …
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Bush also said that while Kerry has promised to work closer with allies, he insulted those who joined the US-led invasion of Iraq.

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Iraq announces nationwide weapons buyback programme
Channel News Asia – Singapore
And a group calling itself the Islamic Army in Iraq has said it had executed two Macedonian men it accused of spying for US forces, Al-Jazeera television

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Britain may shift troops in Iraq to help US
CTV – Canada
The British government confirmed it is considering a US request to move some of its troops to the most dangerous areas of Iraq.

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Army transfers some GIs who refused Iraq mission
CNN International – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A US Army official said Monday that a small number of the soldiers who refused orders to make a fuel delivery in Iraq have been transferred

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Kerry presses election attack on Iraq war
Sify – Delhi,India
West Palm Beach, Florida: Democratic presidential contender John Kerry renewed hostilities with George W. Bush over Iraq on Monday as Florida and other key

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US Planes Hit Iraq's Falluja, Guns Deal Expanded
Reuters – USA
km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, destroyed safe houses and weapons caches used by followers of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the US's top enemy in Iraq, the US

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Australian journalist tells of capture in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: An Australian journalist snatched by insurgents in Iraq, has contradicted claims by Foreign Minister Alexander Downer that he was kidnapped in a

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Putin Says Terrorists in Iraq Hope Attacks Will Oust Bush
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
18 – President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that international terrorists in Iraq hoped their attacks would unseat President Bush in the election next month

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US planes hit Iraq's Falluja, guns deal expanded
China Daily – Beijing,China
… Iraq' interim government will declare a nationwide arms amnesty next week, but insists the city of Falluja must turn in foreign militants or face assault

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Reserves lack gear, training for Iraq
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
The latest episode that they say demonstrates that the Pentagon did not adequately prepare troops for a long-term counterinsurgency in Iraq came last week when

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Hoon: No decision yet on Iraq troops
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Hoon, the Defence Secretary, has told MPs no decision has yet been taken on whether to allow UK troops to help American forces by moving to other parts of Iraq …

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Kerry: Leaked memo proves Bush mishandled Iraq
CNN – USA
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The presidential race focused on Iraq again Monday with the leak of a document from a former top US commander in the war who questioned the

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Iraq to Widen Arms-for-Cash Program
Arab News – Saudi Arabia
BAGHDAD, 19 October 2004 — Buoyed by the apparent success of a Baghdad arms-for-cash program, Iraq's interim government yesterday announced plans to extend

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Australian embassy in Iraq to be moved
Ninemsn – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Australia's embassy in Baghdad will be moved into the highly-fortified “green zone”, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said.

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How the postwar situation in Iraq went awry
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
American troops had pushed into the capital of liberated Iraq little more than a week before, and it was the war commander's first visit to the city.

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Prioritizing aid for Iraq
The Japan Times – Japan
results. With violence still prevalent in Iraq, delegates from 57 countries and groups were concerned mainly about security risks.

  
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