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November 6 2004
   
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Blair Rebuffed over Iraq Troops Plea
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The leader of Hungary's main opposition party today rejected a plea from Tony Blair to extend Hungarian troops' deployment in Iraq.

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Vehicles of unit that balked at Iraq supply mission now armored
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A US Army supply unit whose members refused a dangerous fuel delivery mission last month has now fitted its vehicles with armor to protect

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Insurgents launch deadly attacks across central Iraq as US
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
a major assault in Fallujah, insurgents struck back Saturday with suicide car bombs, mortars and rockets across a wide swath of central Iraq, killing over 30

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Postwar Iraq Policy Official Steps Down
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
WASHINGTON – The White House's director of postwar policy for Iraq, who was instrumental in helping to set up an interim government to lead that country until

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Iraq Violence Rises as Fallujah Assault Looms
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Description: At least 20 people are killed by car bombs in Samarra, and 20 Marines are wounded in Ramadi, as violence in Iraq escalates.

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Sudanese hostage released in Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Khartoum, Sudan, Nov. 6 (UPI) — Sudan said Saturday a Sudanese hostage abducted in Iraq on Nov. 1 was released Friday night. The

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Report: British regiment's commander warned against Iraq …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
The Black Watch had been sent to the high-risk area in central Iraq to free up US forces for an expected assault on the militant stronghold of Fallujah.

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Mystery surrounds fate of Pinoy in Iraq
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
Mystery shrouded the fate of a Filipino taken hostage in Iraq as the government said yesterday it was unable to confirm a report by Arab television channel Al

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Pinoys sent to Iraq unaware of ban?
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
By Sandy Araneta. The 19 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned from Iraq yesterday knew there was a ban on deployment to the strife-torn country.

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20 Killed in Insurgent Attack in Iraq
ABC News – USA
An Iraqi passerby walks past the body of a Turkish truck driver at the scene of a convoy attack south of Mosul, Iraq Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004.

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Iraq PM pleads for Europe's help
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) — Iraq's US-backed leader has made an impassioned plea for European nations divided by the war to reunite to help stabilize and rebuild

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Philippines yet to confirm release of hostage in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
6 (Xinhuanet) — The Philippine government Saturday is yet to confirm the release of a Philippine national by his captors in Iraq, after the Qatar-based al

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Convoy Attack Wounds 20 US Marines in Iraq
Reuters – NY,USA
NEAR FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) – An attack on a US military convoy wounded 20 Marines in western Iraq on Saturday, a Marine spokesman said.

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Philippines still awaiting confirmation of release of hostage in
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
It said Eric Endaya, the charge d'affaires of the Philippine embassy in Baghdad “is speaking with our contacts in Iraq” to get information on Tarongoy.

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Attacks kill 37 in Iraq's Samarra
Reuters – London,England,UK
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Insurgents have detonated four car bombs and attacked police stations in the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least 37 people and

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RP to enforce stricter measures vs worker deployment to Iraq
Philippine Daily Inquirer – Makati City,Philippines
labor and immigration officials agreed on Friday to implement more stringent measures to enforce the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Iraq …

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CONFLICT IN IRAQ
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
High School in Fresno, joined the Marines together after graduation in 2001, trained together as snipers in the same battalion and went to Iraq where they

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US Military Adjusts Approach in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Military planners turned their attention away from counter-insurgency in recent decades; now, they're scrambling to prepare for the challenges they face in Iraq …

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Al-Qaida in Iraq seeks release of female hostage
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
CAIRO, Egypt — The militant group al-Qaida in Iraq purportedly called Friday for the release of Margaret Hassan, the kidnapped executive of the CARE charity

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Two Car Bombs in Iraq's Samarra Kill 8, Wound 20
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two car bombs exploded north of Baghdad Saturday, killing eight Iraqis and wounding at least 20, police at the scene said.

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Honorable Discharge in Iraq Deployment Case
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
NEW YORK — The Army has agreed to honorably discharge a captain who challenged his assignment to Iraq in court, saying he had properly resigned.

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Iraq Notebook Blackwill leaving Iraq policy post
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
Robert Blackwill, the tough-minded diplomat brought to the White House last year to take charge of the administration's troubled Iraq policy, unexpectedly

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Childhood pals killed serving together in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
11 terrorist attacks. This week, the two young men from California's San Joaquin Valley died together in a bomb explosion near Ramadi, Iraq. Lance Cpl.

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Two car bombs in Iraq kill 8
Reuters – London,England,UK
SAMARRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Two car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi town of Samarra north of Baghdad, killing eight people and wounding at least 20, police say.

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Manila says no word on Iraq hostage release
Reuters – London,England,UK
MANILA (Reuters) – Mystery is shrouding the fate of a Filipino taken hostage in Iraq as the Philippine government says it is unable to confirm a report by Arab

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No severe punishment vs Pinoys defying Iraq ban
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
Administration (OWWA) admitted Saturday that there is no severe punishment for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who defy the ban on deployment in wartorn Iraq.

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More troops planned for Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
TBILISI, Georgia — The Georgian government, bucking a trend among US coalition allies in Iraq, this week announced a fivefold increase in its deployment to

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Iraq beheadings inspiring copycats
MSNBC – USA
But these attacks happened in Haiti, not in Iraq. Beheadings are on the rise around the world, as militants in other causes take

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Three British soldiers killed in Iraq
Taipei Times – Taipei,Taiwan
Meanwhile, the medical relief agency Doctors Without Borders announced that it was ending its operations in Iraq because of deteriorating security.

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Turn Back to Iraq
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
The contrast is telling: Whatever the president's ambitions, the truth is that his second term, and his legacy, probably will be dominated by Iraq.

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Va. Civilian Medic Killed at Iraq Prison Clinic
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
Halliburton confirmed the death Tuesday of Jeffery Serrett, 43, who had been in Iraq since February. The company released no details.

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Govt may be asked to wipe Iraq's debt
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The United States is expected to ask Australia to waive a $US1 billion ($A1.32 billion) debt owed by Iraq in lieu of sending more troops to the war-torn country

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Bush steps up overtures to EU over Iraq
Malayala Manorama – India
Washington: US President George W. Bush signalled that he wants more European Union help to stabilise Iraq, even though Europe remains split over the Iraq war.

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Remembrance Service Tribute to Iraq's Black Watch Victims
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The three Black Watch soldiers killed in Iraq will be remembered today alongside those who died in previous conflicts at a service of remembrance.

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President's Iraq adviser quits
NEWS.com.au – Australia
ROBERT Blackwill, who was moved to the White House last year to manage the Bush Administration's troubled Iraq policy, unexpectedly announced his resignation

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Blair faces fury over Iraq deaths
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
LONDON: Prime Minister Tony Blair faced anger over Iraq yesterday after three British soldiers were killed in a suicide attack, just days after being sent into

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Georgia to commit more troops to Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Georgia has said it will send more troops to Iraq after requests from the United States and the United Nations, a Defence Ministry spokeswoman.

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Blair and Iraq; President Bush and others
Independent – London,England,UK
The same effect was to be produced upon Iraq, followed by a bloodless and orderly occupation of the country, by the “brilliant” use of precision ordnance

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Best friends, Marines died together on second Iraq tour
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
This week, the two young men from the San Joaquin Valley died together in a dangerous area of Iraq where the military is preparing a major assault on insurgents

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Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Iraq's interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, warned that the ''window is closing'' to avert an assault on Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital.

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Bush, EU vow to work on Iraq
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Nov. 5 (UPI) — President Bush said Friday he would continue to work with the European Union to secure Iraq before elections in January.

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US Army Reservist Wins Fight Against Iraq Call-Up
Wired News – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A US Army Reserve captain who sued the government for trying to force him into service in Iraq after he resigned has won an honorable

  
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