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October 28 2004
   
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Cheney Says Kerry Wrong on Iraq Explosives
Guardian – UK
… Thursday that John Kerry had gotten the facts wrong in criticizing the Bush administration for the disappearance of several hundred tons of explosives in Iraq.…

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Japan won't withdraw from Iraq: Koizumi
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
TOKYO: Japan's prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, a staunch US ally in Iraq, refused on Wednesday to withdraw Japan's troops from the country, taking a…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32146
Nuclear watchdog insists Iraq explosives taken after US invasion
Turkish Press – Turkey
VIENNA, Oct 28 (AFP) – The International Atomic Energy Agency stepped back into the controversy over missing explosives in Iraq Thursday, insisting that almost…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/29/1098992258569.html
CARE closes down Iraq operation
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
CARE International has closed its operations in Iraq, the charity said in an appeal for the release of its kidnapped director there.…

www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5303859
Kidnappers demand foreign troops quit Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Iraq and vowed not to bow to her captor's terms. … “He wasn't. supporting the presence of Japanese forces in Iraq or American policy there,” he said.…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4581629,00.html
A Look at Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
Guardian – UK
… Oct. 28 shows her in captivity and demands the release of female Iraqi prisoners and the withdrawal of Polish troops from Iraq.…

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Iraq explosives on centre stage
News24 – South Africa
Washington – John Kerry, the Democratic challenger for the White House, has made a missing cache of explosives in Iraq the dominant theme of the closing…

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Civilian death toll in Iraq exceeds 100,000
Reuters – London,England,UK
… “Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100,000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq,” said Les Roberts of the…

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/election2004/10039779.htm
Working-class youth worry more about economy than Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
… on just staying afloat financially, Biggio said, older teens and twentysomethings here are far more worked up about the economy than about the war in Iraq.…

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Japan won't withdraw from Iraq: Koizumi
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
TOKYO: Japan's prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, a staunch US ally in Iraq, refused on Wednesday to withdraw Japan's troops from the country, taking a…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32146
Nuclear watchdog insists Iraq explosives taken after US invasion
Turkish Press – Turkey
VIENNA, Oct 28 (AFP) – The International Atomic Energy Agency stepped back into the controversy over missing explosives in Iraq Thursday, insisting that almost…

www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5303859
Kidnappers demand foreign troops quit Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… Iraq and vowed not to bow to her captor's terms. … “He wasn't. supporting the presence of Japanese forces in Iraq or American policy there,” he said.…

www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/29/1098992258569.html
CARE closes down Iraq operation
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
CARE International has closed its operations in Iraq, the charity said in an appeal for the release of its kidnapped director there.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32127
Militants in Iraq abduct Polish woman, claim killing of soldiers
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – Islamist militants in Iraq took a Polish woman hostage and claimed the grisly killing of 11 Iraqi soldiers, as more deadly violence took hold…

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4581143,00.html
Cheney Says Kerry Wrong on Iraq Explosives
Guardian – UK
… Thursday that John Kerry had gotten the facts wrong in criticizing the Bush administration for the disappearance of several hundred tons of explosives in Iraq.…

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=611455&section=news
Civilian death toll in Iraq exceeds 100,000
Reuters – London,England,UK
… “Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100,000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq,” said Les Roberts of the…

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Iraq's Civilian Casualties
The Nation – USA
… United States. So the problem of Iraqi civilian casualties reverberates in the troubled US military occupation of Iraq. But what…

www.newsday.com/news/politics/sns-2004election,0,7870133.story?coll=ny-top-headlines
Bush, Kerry feud over Iraq arms
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… President Bush fought Wednesday to contain the political fallout from a cache of missing military explosives in Iraq, accusing Democratic Sen.…

www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=32106
Japan races against clock to free hostage in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
TOKYO, Oct 28 (AFP) – Japan raced against the clock Thursday to free a young Japanese hostage in Iraq but had little reason for hope hours before the deadline…

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Aid group Care quits Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – One of the world's largest aid groups, Care International, says it has stopped working in Iraq and appealed to Islamist kidnappers to free…

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Kidnappers demand foreign troops quit Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Militants piled more pressure on Washington's military allies in Iraq on Thursday, seizing a Polish woman and holding a Japanese man under threat of…

www.philstar.com/philstar/News200410290402.htm
1,000 OFWs stay put in Iraq
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
Despite the deteriorating situation in Iraq, many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are more apprehensive about returning to the Philippines and being prevented…

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Armed group claims to have Iraq explosives
CTV – Canada
In a video aired Thursday, an armed group is threatening to use a large amount of explosives it claims to have found against coalition troops in Iraq.…

www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1230235.htm
Iraq continues to dominate US election debate
ABC Online – Australia
… JONES: It's clear that in the final stages of the campaign the issues of national security, the war on terrorism and the ongoing conflict in Iraq have come to…

www.voanews.com/english/2004-10-28-voa49.cfm
Russia Denies News Report it Smuggled Explosives Out of Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By VOA News. Russia is denying an American news report that it smuggled explosives out of Iraq before the US-led invasion in March, 2003.…

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US Commander Theorizes on Iraq Weapons
ABC News – United States
… Rusmseld said if President Bush had failed to taked action in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorists would have been emboldened and it would have made the world a…

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Group Claims to Kill Kidnapped Iraq Troops
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A grisly video released Thursday showed militants killing 11 Iraqi troops held hostage for days, beheading one, then shooting the others…

www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/10/28/1098667906039.html
The continuing deception on Iraq
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The ASIO head has not helped enlighten the public about the nature of terrorism in Iraq, writes Scott Burchill. The Iraq deception…

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-10/28/content_2151127.htm
22 Filipino overseas workers flee Iraq to Kuwait on labor disputes
Xinhua – Beijing,China
28 (Xinhuanet) — Twenty-two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fled Iraq to Kuwait after they were allegedly fired, denied their wages and stripped of their…

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Two US Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Wired News – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two American soldiers were killed in Iraq on Thursday in guerrilla attacks in Baghdad and north of the capital, the US military said.…

www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/1004/28iraq.html
Ranks in Iraq dangerously thin
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) – Atlanta,GA,USA
The Bush administration continues to claim that we have enough troops on the ground in Iraq and have always had enough troops. That simply is not true.…

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2004/October/focusoniraq_October279.xml&section=focusoniraq

Iraq armed group takes Polish woman hostage: Al Jazeera
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
… in Warsaw said it was unable to confirm the kidnapping, while Defence Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski rejected demands to withdraw Poland's 2,500 troops from Iraq…

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Group Claims to Kill Kidnapped Iraq Troops
ABC News – United States
A car burns in Mosul, Iraq after exploding next to a convoy of US forces Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004. There were no immediate reports of injuries.(AP Photo/Str).…

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British government uses Iraq intelligence as “PR tool”
Xinhua – Beijing,China
28 (Xinhuanet) — A former British intelligence expert said Thursday that the the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair used intelligence on Iraq as a…

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Marine from Raynham killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Brian Oliveira was killed in battle during his second deployment to Iraq, the Department of Defense said, leaving behind a 6-week-old baby boy he only had met…

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oct28,0,5093790.story?coll=sns-ap-toppolitics

Bush, Kerry Sparring Over Troops in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… The candidates all but climbed into uniform in their determination to identify with troops in Iraq, even as those men and women prepared for what could be a…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6640593
Japan Seeks Iraq Hostage Release as Deadline Nears
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan sought international help on Thursday for a Japanese man held hostage in Iraq, with less than 24 hours to go for a deadline set by his…

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US aircraft bomb suspected ''meeting site'' in Iraq's rebel-held…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) US aircraft bombed a suspected rebel safehouse Thursday in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, killing two people, the US military and…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6640905
IRAQ US Air Strike Kills Two in Iraq's Falluja
Reuters – USA
… Iraq's US-backed interim government has vowed to retake the gritty city 30 miles west of Baghdad and other rebel-held areas before nationwide elections due in…

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Video shows Polish woman hostage in Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi extremists in videotape aired Thursday by Al-Jazeera television showed what they said was a Polish woman hostage held in Iraq and…

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Japan urges Iraq hostage's release
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO — Japan scrambled yesterday to win the release of a 24-year-old Japanese man taken hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq, dispatching high-level…

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_fly_about_missing_munitions_in_iraq

Denunciations fly about missing munitions in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Bush yesterday blasted challenger John F. Kerry as unfit to be commander in chief because of his “wild charges” over missing weapons in Iraq, responding for…

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Kidnapped Iraq aid pleads with Blair
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… Hassan was shown in a new video on Wednesday on Al-Jazeera television, which said the aid worker pleaded for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq and the…

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Report: Iraq's Ramadi province near chaos
MSNBC – USA
NEW YORK – The US military and the interim government of Iraq are rapidly losing control of Ramadi, a provincial capital in Iraq located near sister city…

www.indystar.com/articles/4/189982-6364-098.html
Bush blasts Kerry for 'wild charges' on Iraq munitions
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
President responds for 1st time to attacks over explosives missing in Iraq, calling them 'wild charges.'. By Rick Klein and Patrick Healy. LITITZ, Pa.…

www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2004/10/28/overstretch/
Why the US must withdraw from Iraq
Salon (subscription) – USA
… The immediate danger in Iraq, unfortunately, is not that we will pull out our troops and come home. On the contrary, it is that…

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002075039_iraqdig28.html
Iraq Notebook 49 slain recruits were “negligent,” official says
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
… The US command in Iraq has limited its response to a terse statement and refused to directly address Allawi's unusually harsh criticism.…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6637444
US Air Strike on Iraq's Falluja Kills Two
Reuters – USA
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – US warplanes attacked the rebel-held city of Falluja overnight, killing two people, a witness said. The…

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SA women proud of their husbands in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
They are our men and we are proud of them. These are the thoughts of just some of the women whose husbands are working in the security industry in Iraq.…

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George Bush on the defensive over missing explosives in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
… With just six days to go until Americans decide who will be their next President, the candidates today clashed over the issue of the missing explosives in Iraq…

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Japan in Dark as Iraq Hostage Deadline Nears
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan's government was still in the dark about a Japanese held hostage in Iraq on Thursday, less than 24 hours before a deadline set by his…

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Hassan urges UK to leave Iraq
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
The kidnapped British-born director of CARE International made another plea urging Britain to withdraw troops from Iraq and asked for the aid organisation to…

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2004/October/focusoniraq_October269.xml&section=focusoniraq

Preparations underway to boost NATO footprint in Iraq
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD- Preparations to send several hundred NATO instructors to Iraq are underway but it is unclear whether they will arrive before national elections…

olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=6635633
Japan Seeks Iraq Hostage Release as Deadline Nears
Reuters – USA
TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese minister arrived in Jordan on Thursday to seek the release of a hostage in Iraq, less than 24 hours before a deadline set by his…

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6634197
First US Unit at Iraq Site Did Not Hunt Explosives
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first US military unit to reach the site in Iraq where UN officials say 377 tons of high explosives are missing did not carry out a…

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11212054%255E1702,00.html
Plans to boost NATO in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
PREPARATIONS to send several hundred NATO instructors to Iraq are under way but it is unclear whether they will arrive before national elections promised by…

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RP pulling all stops to keep Filipinos out of Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
… FOREIGN Secretary Alberto Romulo said he would exhaust all diplomatic means to convince Iraq's neighboring countries to stay the ban on foreigners crossing…

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/10030513.htm
Timeline on Missing Explosives in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… known as HMX and RDX and PETN at the Al-Qaqaa facility south of Baghdad as part of UN sanctions that ordered the dismantlement of Iraq's nuclear program after…

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_28-10-2004_pg7_11
British troops start perilous Iraq mission
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Hundreds of British soldiers left southern Iraq on a risky mission closer to Baghdad on Wednesday to free up US forces for a possible assault on rebel…

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200410/s1229371.htm
British troops on the move in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Hundreds of British soldiers have left southern Iraq for a mission closer to Baghdad to free up US forces for a possible assault on rebel-held Fallujah.…

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Bush and Kerry clash over Iraq explosives
swissinfo – Switzerland
By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent. explosives in Iraq as they raced across vital swing states in the last days of a deadlocked White House race.…

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Bush and Kerry Battle Over Iraq Explosives
Wired News – USA
… John Kerry battled on Wednesday over missing explosives in Iraq as they raced across vital swing states in the last days of a deadlocked White House race.…

www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/politics/campaign/27CND-CAMP.html
Bush Says Kerry 'Jumps to Conclusions' on Iraq Explosives
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
… 27 – President Bush addressed for the first time today the mysterious disappearance of 380 tons of explosives in Iraq, accusing his campaign rival, Senator…

www.boston.com/dailynews/301/nation/A_daily_look_at_U_S_military_d:.shtml
A daily look at US military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
27, 2004, at least 1,109 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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