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October 31 2004
   
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Koda's Iraq trip was driven by sheer curiosity
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
TOKYO — Shosei Koda was a student learning English in New Zealand before entering Iraq, but his self-searching trip to one of the most dangerous places in

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HRW warned US military of explosives in Iraq
Daily Times – Pakistan
VIENNA: Human Rights Watch has said it alerted the US military to a cache of hundreds of warheads containing high explosives in Iraq in May 2003, but that

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Arms agency asked for a return to Iraq
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON UN weapons inspectors pressed for permission to return to Iraq to help monitor weapons sites on the heels of the US-led invasion, but they were

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Killing of Japanese hostage by militants in Iraq pressures Japan's
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO (AP) The beheading of a Japanese hostage in Iraq renewed pressure on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to withdraw his country's troops, as the opposition

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Iraq prime minister warns time running out for peaceful settlement
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interim prime minister warned Sunday that efforts to resolve the standoff in Fallujah peacefully have entered their ''final phase

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Family of a Sri Lankan held hostage in Iraq appeals to militants
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Dinesh Dharmendra Rajaratnam, 37, was in Iraq working for a Kuwaiti-based transport company when he was abducted along with a second driver, a Bangladeshi

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At least 15 killed in explosion at Iraq's Tikrit hotel
Xinhua – Beijing,China
31 (Xinhuanet) — At least 15 people were killed and 8 others injured late Sunday while a rocket slammed into a target in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit, the

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Fresh US troops arrive in Iraq on eve of expected showdown with
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A brigade of fresh US troops arriving in Baghdad will push the total US troop presence in the Iraqi capital to around 40,000 by Monday, as

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Uncertainty looms over US leaving Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
WASHINGTON — For all the talk about Iraq in the presidential campaign, a crucial question largely has gone unanswered: What would it really take for either

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A look at some top weapons sites in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
Iraq told the UN nuclear agency that 377 tons of HMX, RDX and PETN high explosives went missing after the fall of Baghdad on April 9, 2003, due to a lack of

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Iraq Hotel Explosion Kills at Least 15
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
By Associated Press. BAGHDAD, Iraq — An explosion hit a hotel Sunday in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit killed 15 Iraqis, police and hospital officials said.

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Japan confirms death of hostage in Iraq:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
[World News]: Tokyo, Oct.31 : The Japanese government on Sunday confirmed that a decapitated body found in Iraq is that of a Japanese hostage taken hostage by

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Peace Talks in Iraq Enter Final Phase, says Iraqi PM
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Iraq's interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi, says government patience is running thin in efforts to find a peaceful solution to insurgencies in several Iraqi

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British soldier found dead at Iraq base
Xinhua – Beijing,China
informed. The incident — days after a Black Watch soldier died — takes the number of UK military personnel to die in Iraq to 70.

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Iraq ready for Fallujah assault
NEWS.com.au – Australia
IRAQ was on the brink of an all-out assault on rebel-held Fallujah today as deadly clashes erupted between US troops and insurgents in the neighbouring city of

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Birdwatching and Blogging in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Description: NPR's Scott Simon speaks with “John,” a soldier with the US National Guard in Iraq, who keeps track of the birds and other creatures he has seen

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Bombs Hit Marines, Iraq TV Office
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,United States
Fighting today in Iraq's Anbar province killed eight Marines and injured nine. This is the most US troops killed on one day in Iraq since early September.

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US extends duty of 6,500 soldiers in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The US Army has extended tours of about 6,500 troops by two months in Iraq, citing a need for experienced forces during the Iraqi elections planned for January

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Iraq's Allawi Says Time Nearly Up for Falluja
Reuters – USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said on Sunday a showdown was imminent in the western city of Falluja, where US marines are

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Japan vows to stay in Iraq despite killing
MSNBC – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Japanese leaders on Sunday insisted they would not cut short their troops' deployment in Iraq despite the discovery of the body of a Japanese

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A deadly day in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq – Nine US Marines were killed and nine wounded west of Baghdad yesterday, the deadliest day for American forces in nearly six months.

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Straight talk about the future for Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
WASHINGTON – Senior US military commanders and civilian officials in Iraq are speaking more candidly about the hurdles that could jeopardize their plans to

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GOP fuming over slow reply on Iraq's missing explosives
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
leaders are grumbling that the White House was much too slow in responding to Democratic attacks on George W. Bush about the disappearance of munitions in Iraq …

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Japan mourning the death of Iraq hostage
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Japan on Sunday denounced the beheading of a Japanese hostage in Iraq after a day that saw the heaviest United States casualties for six months and

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Polish Hostage in Iraq Pleads for Her Life, Al-Jazeera Reports
Bloomberg – United States
31 (Bloomberg) — A Polish hostage kidnapped in Iraq this week pleaded the Polish government comply with her captors' demands to withdraw its troops from Iraq …

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Attacks kill 9 Marines in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Nine US Marines were killed and nine wounded on Saturday, the deadliest day for American forces in Iraq in almost six months.

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US forces take major losses across Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Three US marines have been injured in an attack on their convoy in Ramadi, a day after nine others were killed in another assault west of Baghdad.

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Army Extends Iraq Tours by 2 Months
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Army has extended by two months the Iraq tours of about 6,500 soldiers, citing a need for experienced troops through the Iraqi elections

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Japan Says Body Found in Iraq That of Hostage Koda (Update4)
Bloomberg – United States
The Japanese government confirmed a headless corpse found near Baghdad is that of national Shosei Koda, 24, the third Japanese death in Iraq since Self-Defense

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Polish hostage in Iraq pleads for life-Video
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
The Polish woman held hostage in Iraq appeared in a new video, aired on Al-Jazeera satellite channel, pleading her nation to withdraw troops from the country

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Car bomb kills eight Marines, wounds nine in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq — A car bomb killed eight US Marines west of Baghdad yesterday, the deadliest attack against the US military in nearly six months.

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Iraq chemical arms feared taken
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
Looters unleashed last year by the US-led invasion of Iraq overran a sprawling desert complex where a bunker sealed by UN monitors held old chemical weapons

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Murder of Japanese hostage in Iraq 'regrettable'
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Japan was making arrangements on Sunday to fly the decapitated body of a 24-year-old Japanese tourist killed in Iraq to Kuwait for his return home, a senior

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Japan Identifies Body in Iraq As Hostage
ABC News – United States
Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura, left, announces that Japanese govenment has confirmed that a depapitated body found in Iraq is that of Japanese

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In Ohio, Iraq continues to shock
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
TOLEDO, Ohio THE REPUBLICANS and the Democrats bombarded this pleasant corner of northwest Ohio for the same reason President Bush invaded Iraq — because they

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Iraq, terrorism cast imposing shadow over US election
Turkish Press – Turkey
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (AFP) – Iraq and terrorism cast an imposing shadow over the US presidential election even before Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden dropped a

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US officials outline hurdles in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
WASHINGTON – Senior US military commanders and civilian officials in Iraq are speaking more candidly about the hurdles that could jeopardize their plans to

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China's restraint in Iraq war noted
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
SEATTLE – The Chinese government's restrained response to the war in Iraq shows its maturity in international relations and the importance of its relationship

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Military physician seeks Iraq mission
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
What he really wants, though, is to go to Iraq, or perhaps Afghanistan. He wants to because of Vietnam. “My dad was a soldier and pretty tough guy,” he said.

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Japan Identifies Body in Iraq As Hostage
ABC News – United States
Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura announces that Japanese govenment has confirmed that a depapitated body found in Iraq is that of Japanese hostage

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Car Bomb Kills Nine Marines In Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
30 — Nine US Marines were killed and nine wounded by a car bomb west of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest day for American forces in Iraq in almost six months

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Key US army official slams Bush over Halliburton Iraq contracts
Independent – London,England,UK
A spokesman for President Bush on Friday said he expects a full investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in how Iraq-related contracts were awarded to

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US military fatalities in Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
30, 2004, at least 1,119 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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US commanders voice fears over controlling Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
WASHINGTON, DC — Senior US military commanders and civilian officials in Iraq are speaking more candidly about the hurdles that could jeopardize their plans

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Al-Jazeera airs plea of Polish hostage in Iraq for troop pullout
Channel News Asia – Singapore
DOHA : A Polish woman held hostage by a militant group in Iraq was shown in a video on Al-Jazeera TV on Saturday night pleading for the withdrawal of Polish

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Eight US Marines die in Iraq suicide bar bombing
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,United States
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – US troops suffered their deadliest day in Iraq in nearly six months when a suicide car bombing Saturday killed eight Marines west of

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REGION: Bangladeshi hostage in Iraq identified
Daily Times – Pakistan
DHAKA: The Bangladesh government confirmed on Saturday the identity of one of its nationals taken hostage by militants in Iraq, officials said.

  
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