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October 20 2004
   
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CARE halts Iraq aid over kidnapping
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Care International suspended operations in Iraq yesterday after gunmen seized the woman who ran the humanitarian organization's work in the country.…

<washingtontimes.com/world/20041020-100007-6708r.htm>Blair sees battalion for Iraq, not Bush
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
LONDON — British troops would be redeployed in Iraq to help stabilize the conflict-torn country, not boost President Bush's chances of re-election, Prime…

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British cabinet set to OK troop redeployment in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… Britain may send up to 1,300 extra troops to Iraq to help stabilize the country before scheduled elections there in January, The Times newspaper reported in…

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Iraq violence said to keep international monitors away from…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities fear that the country's security crisis will discourage international monitors from coming here for the January election a…

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US air raids kill family of six in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
“Multinational force-Iraq struck two adjoining Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi terrorist safe houses in northeast Fallujah,” the army said in a statement.…

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Int'l conference on Iraq to be held in November
Xinhua – Beijing,China
21 (Xinhuanet) — The international conferenceon Iraq will be held in Egypt in November, and Fiji will send about 130 soldiers to protect the UN staff in Iraq…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1224744.htm
Aust, Iraq work for Hassan's release
ABC Online – Australia
… Minister Alexander Downer says the Government will provide any help it can to secure the release of CARE International's director in Iraq, Margaret Hassan, who…

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Bush and Kerry brawl over Iraq, terrorism
Channel News Asia – Singapore
Kerry and Bush traded hammer blows on Iraq and national security as their bitter race for the White House raced towards an increasingly tight finish.…

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Iraq Called 'Springboard' for Insurgency Figure
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian militant who has become a leader in the Iraq insurgency, is using his role to become a major figure in the broader Islamic…

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Blair cabinet to consider Iraq troop decision
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Prime Minister Tony Blair will convene top cabinet ministers today with a US request for British troops to be sent to more dangerous areas in Iraq sure to top…

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/21/politics/campaign/21pat.html
Robertson Says Bush Predicted No Iraq Toll
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… Robertson has set off a partisan fight by telling a television interviewer that President Bush serenely assured him just before the invasion of Iraq, “Oh, no…

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Fiji Troops Offer to Help Protect UN Staff in Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The South Pacific island nation of Fiji has become the first to offer troops for a special protection force for United Nations personnel in Iraq.…

<www.cnn.com/2004/US/10/20/iraq.reservist/>Commander relieved of duty in Iraq
CNN – USA
… discipline in the unit. They would not release the captain's name, citing an announcement expected Thursday in Iraq. Five other soldiers…

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US removes Iraq from terrorist blacklist
Xinhua – Beijing,China
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Xinhuanet) — The United States on Wednesday announced to remove Iraq from the State Department's blacklist of “state sponsors of terrorism…

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Redeploying troops in Iraq proves hard for Blair
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Any British troops sent from southern Iraq to help out in the more dangerous US-controlled zone to the north would only be redeployed for a few weeks…

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/20/britiraq041020.html
Blair says no decision yet on redeploying troops in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
LONDON – British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under fire over the way his government is handling a US request to redeploy 650 British troops in Iraq.…

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Deployment of Fijian troops to protect UN staff in Iraq may lead…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The deployment of about 130 Fijian troops to Iraq next month to protect UN staff and facilities could lead to an expanded UN operation…

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Row over British troops in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
… US military commanders asked on October 10 whether Britain would send a unit currently stationed in southern Iraq to the US-controlled sector farther north.…

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Abolishing Iraq Army: the fallout
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… of the 101st Airborne Division, Petraeus had been working tirelessly to win the support of Iraqis in Mosul and the neighboring provinces in northern Iraq.…

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Abducted care chief refused to walk out on Iraq
Guardian – UK
Care International, one of the only international aid agencies still working in Iraq, yesterday suspended its operation but threatened to pull out of the…

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Fiji agrees to protect UN in Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The United Nations says Fiji's government has become the first to agree to provide troops specifically to protect UN officials in Iraq.…

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CARE halts work in Iraq after abduction
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
BAGHDAD, Irag — CARE today suspended its humanitarian relief efforts in Iraq one day after gunman kidnapped the British-born woman who for decades has led the…

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US soldier admits to Iraq prison abuse, hostage crisis halts CARE…
Turkish Press – Turkey
… AFP) – A US soldier at the heart of a prisoner abuse scandal pleaded guilty to a range of charges, as a foreign aid group halted work in Iraq after its Baghdad…

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Blair's own MPs question Iraq troop request
CTV – Canada
Unable to calm the controversy over a US request to redeploy British troops in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Blair is facing dissent from within his party ranks. ..

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worldNews&storyID=606567&section=news

US raids kill family of 6 in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes have killed a family of six in raids against rebels led by al Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, while a top international…

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Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… CARE International suspended operations in Iraq, a day after the aid group's director for the country, Margaret Hassan, was abducted.…

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Iraq Wants More Elections Help From UN
ABC News – United States
Elections. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari gives a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct 20, 2004. … (AP Photo/Imad Akrawi). BAGHDAD, Iraq Oct.…

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Care Int'l Suspends Iraq Humanitarian Work
ABC News – United States
Iraqis inspect a destroyed building in which six people died in central Fallujah, west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct 20, 2004, after US forces fired rockets…

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US Soldier Pleads Guilty to Abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison
Bloomberg – United States
… Photographs of US guards abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners last fall at Abu Ghraib caused an uproar inside and outside Iraq when the pictures were…

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Blair faces rebellion over troop redeployment in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… Prime Minister Tony Blair faced a revolt on Wednesday from lawmakers who demanded a parliamentary vote on a US request to redeploy British troops in Iraq.…

www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/20/annan041020.html
Not enough UN workers for election: Iraq
CBC News – Canada
BAGHDAD – There are not enough United Nations election workers for the vote in Iraq scheduled for January, Iraq's foreign minister said Wednesday.…

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Memorial service planned for Georgia man killed in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
KENNESAW, Ga. – A memorial service is planned for a former police officer and veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was killed in Iraq where he was working as…

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CARE Halts Iraq Operations After Director Kidnapped (Update5)
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — CARE International suspended aid operations in Iraq after its country director Margaret Hassan, who has dual Iraqi and British nationality…

www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11134280%255E662,00.html
Aussie deaths a 'matter of time' in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
THE nation's top special operations policeman says it is just a matter of time before an Australian is killed or captured in Iraq.…

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Kerry Returns to Pounding Bush Over Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… before voters choose the next commander in chief, Democrat John Kerry prepared to pound home his argument that President Bush's conduct in Iraq isolates and…

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Soldier Pleads Guilty in Iraq Abuse Case
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The highest-ranking soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday to five charges of abusing Iraqi detainees at the…

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Blair undecided on Iraq troop movement
ABC Online – Australia
British Prime Minister Tony Blair says his Government has made no decision on whether to send 650 troops in Iraq to relieve US forces in potentially more…

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Iraq Official Urges More UN Election Aid
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The United Nations has not sent enough monitors and other workers to help out with vital elections in Iraq set for January, the Iraqi foreign…

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US takes Iraq off terror black list
ABC Online – Australia
The United States has dropped its last remaining terror-related designation on Iraq, removing it from its black list of “state sponsors of terrorism” by…

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Charity suspends Iraq work following kidnapping
CTV – Canada
The husband of a high-profile humanitarian worker kidnapped in Iraq is pleading for her release, as CARE International suspends its operations in the country.…

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US, Britain Face `Increased Activity' in Iraq (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — The US and Britain are facing more attacks from terrorist groups attempting to destabilize Iraq ahead of elections due in January, UK Prime…

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Kerry pounds Bush over Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
… voters choose the next commander in chief, Democrat John Kerry prepared to pound home his argument that President George Bush's conduct in Iraq isolates and…

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PM faces Iraq questions
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Prime Minister Tony Blair has said no decision has been made on America's request for British troop deployment in Iraq. … He said: “We are right to be in Iraq.…

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Reservist Pleads Guilty in Iraq Abuse Case
ABC News – United States
US Army soldiers clean the street after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosive device near a US patrol on the airport road in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct…

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Aid group suspends Iraq work after kidnapping; US planes hit…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq suffered a fresh blow as the foreign aid group CARE halted its operations in the violence-wracked country after the kidnapping of a top relief…

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Possibility of a Radical Govt. in Iraq Frightens Bush
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
US President George W. Bush would be disappointed if the citizens of Iraq vote for a fundamentalist government, “But democracy is democracy” he told the…

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US, Britain Face `Increased Activity' in Iraq, Blair Says
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — The US and Britain are facing ``increased activity'' from terrorist groups attempting to destabilize Iraq ahead of elections in due in January…

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Head of relief agency in Iraq kidnapped by unnamed group
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The British-Iraqi director of CARE International in Iraq was kidnapped Tuesday as she rode in a car to her office, the most high-profile figure…

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Blair faces tough Iraq questions
CNN International – USA
… George W. Bush wants to use a British redeployment to refute opponent John Kerry's claim that US isolation has left American troops carrying the can in Iraq.…

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120 members of Troy Guard unit to train for Iraq
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
Another Alabama Army National Guard unit is about to mobilize and train for duty in Iraq, bringing to about 750 the number of troops now readying for missions…

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Kerry Returns to Pounding Bush Over Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… before voters choose the next commander in chief, Democrat John Kerry prepared to pound home his argument that President Bush's conduct in Iraq isolates and…

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worldNews&storyID=606254&section=news

Corruption “could wreck post-war Iraq”
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Paul Majendie. LONDON (Reuters) – The post-war reconstruction of Iraq could be ruined by rampant corruption, an international survey says.…

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Director of CARE in Iraq kidnapped
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen yesterday kidnapped the head of the CARE humanitarian group in Iraq, a British-born woman in her 60s who has been critical of the US

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UN Puts Zarqawi Network in Iraq on Its Terror List
Reuters – USA
list networks said to be controlled by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after they claimed responsibility for bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq.

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Blair faces Commons showdown over Iraq
ITV.com – UK
At least 45 Labour MPs are demanding a Commons vote on the US request for help in Iraq. It comes after Tony Blair has said any redeployment

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Bomb Blast Injures Police on Iraq's 'Most Dangerous Road'
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Ministry and hospital officials. The US State Department has described the airport road as among Iraq's most dangerous. The car bomb

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No end in sight for Iraq war: expert
The Australian – Australia
THE futility of the Iraq war would continue to haunt the United States and Australia with no easy end in sight, a Middle East expert said today.

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Number of US troops wounded in Iraq tops 8,000
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — The number of US troops wounded in Iraq since military operations began in March 2003 has topped the 8,000 mark, according to figures released

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CARE Halts Iraq Operations After Director Kidnapped (Update2)
Bloomberg – United States
20 (Bloomberg) — CARE International suspended its aid operations in Iraq after its country director Margaret Hassan, who has dual Iraqi and British nationality

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Fallujah the key to a safer Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… Iraq Prime Minister Ayad Allawi has warned Fallujah's leaders he would order an attack if they do not turn over foreign terrorists led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

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Seven killed in Iraq raids
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
Saboteurs struck Iraq's oil industry twice, blowing up a portion of an oil pipeline linking northern oil fields to Turkey and a pipeline near a major refinery

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Unit first to balk in 175,000 Iraq convoy missions
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The Army has operated more than 175,000 resupply convoys in Iraq since March 2003 without other incidents of disobedience such as the one during the weekend in

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Iraq Occupation, 2005
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
When Kerry talks about the US situation in Iraq now, his major difference with Bush is that he maintains he would do better at winning the support and

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Blair Faces Labour Backlash over Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
PA News. Prime Minister Tony Blair goes into his weekly Commons showdown today facing fresh unrest among Labour MPs over Iraq. Mr

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Iraq War, 2002-2003
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
of the misgivings he cited before voting against the Persian Gulf War in 1991, Kerry voted in October 2002 to authorize use of force against Iraq, agreeing in

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46229-2004Oct19.html
Nations to Strategize on Iraq, Italian Foreign Minister Says
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
F ranco Frattini, Italy's foreign minister, said a two-day international meeting on Iraq in late November will examine ways to stabilize the country and

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Ministers accused of misleading Parliament on Iraq
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Ministers were accused last night of misleading Parliament over the redeployment of British troops in Iraq to an American-controlled area.

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British aid worker held in Iraq
Guardian – UK
A British woman who has devoted most of her life to caring for the people of Iraq became the latest victim of Baghdad's ruthless kidnap gangs yesterday.

www.boston.com/dailynews/293/world/Al_Zarqawi_s_group_in_Iraq_app:.shtml
Al-Zarqawi's group in Iraq apparently changes its name in claim of
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Fallujah the same day. The two rivers in the new name refers to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq. Witnesses in Habaniyah, west

www.csmonitor.com/2004/1020/p04s01-woeu.html
With troop shift, Britons fear Iraq 'mission creep'
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
LONDON — Britain is expected Wednesday to transform its military engagement in Iraq when it approves a US request to transfer hundreds of troops to the

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A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
19, 2004, at least 1,103 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Democratic debate bursting out all over Iraq's university campuses
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Within the relatively safe confines of Baghdad's university campuses, a picture emerges of what democracy could look like throughout

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/20/content_2113308.htm
US official defends military campaign in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
19 (Xinhuanet) — A senior US official on Tuesdaydefended American campaign against the insurgents in Iraq, stressing that the problem of terrorism in Iraq …

  
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