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October 21 2004
   
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Blair Risks Backlash in Iraq Troop Move
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
… a common goal of creating a secure and stable Iraq where men, women and children in towns like Fallujah can feel safe from foreign terrorists,” Hoon said.…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
worldNews&storyID=607321&section=news

US soldier jailed for Iraq abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Terry Friel. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A military judge has jailed a US army sergeant, described in court as a typical all-American…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5744,11149887%255E1702,00.html

UK to redeploy Iraq troops
The Australian – Australia
The move is part of a concerted coalition effort to bring order to Iraq ahead of elections scheduled for January, but is fraught with political risks for Prime…

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US soldier sentenced to 8 years for Iraq abuse
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: US Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday for sexually and physically abusing detainees at the Abu Ghraib…

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A51673-2004Oct21.html
Women Become Targets in Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen opened fire Thursday on a bus carrying female employees of Iraqi Airways to the Baghdad airport, killing one woman and wounding 14…

www.boston.com/dailynews/295/world/Mortar_rounds_explode_near_Ira:.shtml
Mortar rounds explode near Iraq's prime minister; no injuries…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) Mortar rounds exploded near Prime Minister Ayad Allawi on Thursday as he visited this northern Iraq city, but there were no reported injuries…

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112854/1/.html
Britain agrees to Iraq troop-shift as US soldier jailed for prison…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… troops prepared to move closer to Baghdad to help crush rebel strongholds, as a US soldier was jailed for eight years for his part in Iraq's prisoner abuse…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/9979221.htm
Annan: Iraq Elections Still Possible
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
UNITED NATIONS – It is still “technically possible” for Iraq to hold elections in January as scheduled, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Thursday, while…

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special_packages/election2004/9979412.htm

Bush, Kerry take similar approach to war in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – (KRT) – President Bush calls the war in Iraq “the right thing to do” and presents the country's liberation as a central accomplishment of his…

www.boston.com/dailynews/295/wash/Powell_U_S_would_respect_Iraq_:.shtml
Powell: US would respect Iraq election results if voting is free…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday the United States would recognize the election of a Shiite Muslim government in Iraq provided the…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31276
Britain agrees to Iraq request as US soldier jailed over prison…
Turkish Press – Turkey
… that Britain had agreed to a US request to redeploy an “armoured battle group” from the Black Watch regiment into a US-controlled section of Iraq, west of…

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worldNews&storyID=607266&section=news

US soldier jailed for Iraq jail abuse
Reuters – London,England,UK
By Terry Friel. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A military judge has jailed a US army sergeant, described in court as a typical all-American…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=31330
Annan says Iraq elections still possible in January
Turkish Press – Turkey
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (AFP) – UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Thursday said elections in Iraq were still possible in January despite the limited UN…

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US struck off Iraq from terror list:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
21 : The United States announced to remove Iraq from the State Department's blacklist of “state sponsors of terrorism,” thus having put an end to a 14-year-old…

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worldNews&storyID=607252&section=news

Iraq oil recovery effort costing lives
Reuters – London,England,UK
… distribution. Iraq, home to one of the world's largest oil reserves, used to export refined products before the 2003 Iraq war. It…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/9978476.htm
Condoleezza Rice defends decision to go to war in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
PITTSBURGH – Condoleezza Rice, the White House national security adviser, defended the Bush administration's decision to go to war with Iraq during a visit…

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UK to Send Troops Into US-Controlled Area of Iraq (Update3)
Bloomberg – United States
… Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, risking criticism from lawmakers in the ruling Labour Party, said it will redeploy 850 troops now in southern Iraq to a…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4566510,00.html
Frederick Gets 8 Years in Iraq Abuse Case
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The highest ranking soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was sentenced to eight years in prison for abusing inmates at Abu ..

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-10-21-iraq_x.htm
Gunmen ambush Iraq airline staff; UK to move troops
USA Today – McLean,VA,United States
The new violence came as Britain agreed to a US request to move nearly 900 British troops from the south to more volatile central Iraq in order to free up…

www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1608785,00.html
Iraq poses 'acceptable risk'
News24 – South Africa
London – Britain agreed on Thursday to meet a United States request and redeploy a battalion of British troops into volatile central Iraq, despite strong…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/21/content_2122792.htm
China highly heed forthcoming int'l conference on Iraq: FM
Xinhua – Beijing,China
21 (Xinhuanet) — China pays high attention to the forthcoming international conference on Iraq, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said here…

www.iht.com/articles/2004/10/21/news/troops.html
Amid pessimism, soldiers in Iraq still support Bush
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
… out of here sooner?”. Back home, a bitter election campaign is dominated by sniping about the war in Iraq. For no other Americans…

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/21/iraq/main650540.shtml
Aid Group Halts Iraq Operations
CBS News – USA
… CBS/AP) CARE International suspended operations in Iraq on Wednesday after gunmen seized the woman who ran the humanitarian organization's work in the country.…

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UK Decides on US Request to Redeploy Iraq Troops (Update1)
Bloomberg – United States
21 (Bloomberg) — UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's cabinet made a decision on a US request to deploy British troops in Iraq into an area controlled by American…

politics.guardian.co.uk/Guardian/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1332546,00.html
Hoon to back Iraq troop redeployment
Guardian – UK
… will make a Commons statement this afternoon on the controversial redeployment of 650 Black Watch soldiers to a US-controlled sector in Iraq, Downing Street…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6567144
US Unit Commander in Iraq Moved from Post
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The commander of a US army company that refused orders to deliver fuel along a dangerous route in Iraq was relieved of her duties at her…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/21/content_2121998.htm
Iraq complains lack of UN workers to help prepare elections
Xinhua – Beijing,China
… 30. “Judging by the size of the process in Iraq and its complexity,we definitely need a larger UN presence in Iraq,” he added. Meanwhile…

www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1021robertson21.html
Bush to evangelist: No deaths in Iraq
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
Pat Robertson said President Bush dismissed his warning that the United States would suffer heavy casualties in Iraq and told the television evangelist just…

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/9976383.htm
Europe in support of Kerry's internationalist approach to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
PARIS – (KRT) – Europe would line up behind a Kerry administration's fresh approach to “winning the peace” in Iraq with diplomatic support, but not troops, say…

news.newkerala.com/india-news/?action=fullnews&id=38050
Don't travel to Iraq, you could be executed: Pak warns citizens:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Islamabad, Oct 21 : Pakistan has warned its citizens not to travel to Iraq, and those travelling to the Gulf country would be doing do at their…

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002068711_iraq21.html
Humanitarian group suspends its work in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — CARE International suspended operations in Iraq yesterday after gunmen seized the woman who ran the humanitarian organization's work in the…

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002068702_campaign21.html
Iraq is focus of candidates' jabs in Iowa
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… John Kerry questioned each other's fitness to be commander in chief yesterday as the faraway war in Iraq echoed through the cornfields of north-central Iowa.…

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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.indystar.com/articles/0/188097-2700-010.html
Reservist confesses Iraq abuse
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The highest-ranking US Army reservist charged in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight counts of abusing prisoners…

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Iraq angered by UN effort
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD—Iraq's interim government complained yesterday that the United Nations isn't doing enough to help prepare for elections, while UN officials dropped…

www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/14190642?source=Evening%20Standard
1,300 more British troops for Iraq
This is London – London,England,UK
… Standard. Britain could send more troops to Iraq before next January's elections, a senior military commander said today. Military…

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Unit Commander in Iraq Relieved of Duty
ABC News – United States
… The soldiers in Iraq who refused to go on a fuel convoy because of concerns over the safety of their vehicles won a partial victory for other troops who might…

www.suntimes.com/output/iraq/cst-nws-pat21.html
Robertson: Bush ruled out casualties in Iraq
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
WASHINGTON — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says he warned President Bush before US troops invaded Iraq that the United States would sustain casualties…

  
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