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Breaking News Fri, 2 Jan 2004
Reporter Hal Bernton and photographer Thomas James Hurst are spending a month in Iraq, reporting on the U.S. military campaign as well as the lives of Iraqi civilians. Today's dispatch is from Ad Dujayl, a town of about 30,000 north of Baghdad. (U.S. Army)
Iraq   Defence   USA   Washington   Photos  
Creating order from chaos is half the battle in Iraq
Editor's note: Reporter Hal Bernton and photographer Thomas James Hurst are spending a month in Iraq, reporting on the U.S. military campaign as well as the lives of Iraqi civilians. Today's dispatch ... (photo: U.S. Army) Seattle Times
The United States wants the world to start buying its beef again, after discovery of its first case of mad cow disease in late December, an uncommonly quick resumption of trade for nations wary of the brain-wasting disease. Two dozen countries have banned US beef because of mad cow, pushing cattle prices down by nearly 20 percent.       (Getty Images)
USA   Canada   BSE   Farming   Photos  
U.S. wants world to buy its beef
  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the world | to start buying its beef again, after discovery of its first | case of mad cow disease in late December, an uncommonly quick | resumpt... (photo: Getty Images) Swissinfo English
US aid workers are already helping in Bam's relief effort             US President George W Bush has said that moves to help Iran in the wake of the earthquake is not a sign of a thaw in relations with Tehran.US authorities announced on Wednesday that sanctions on the transfer of money would be eased to help relief efforts(Getty Images) Bush denies policy shift on Iran
US aid workers are already helping in Bam's relief effort US President George W Bush has said that moves to help Iran in the wake of the earthquake is not a sign of a thaw in relations with Tehran. | ... (photo: Getty Images) BBC News
Earthquake   Washington   Tehran   Aid   Photos  
Up to eight people were killed in a New Year's Eve bomb attack on a Baghdad restaurant and more than 30 were wounded, US military investigators said today as they hunted for clues among the rubble. The car bomb devastated the upmarket Nabil restaurant around two and a half hours before midnight, scattering debris and wrecked cars across the street outside and sparking a blaze(Getty Images) Investigators: up to eight killed in Baghdad blast
Up to eight people were killed in a New Year's Eve bomb attack on a Baghdad restaurant and more than 30 were wounded, US military investigators said today as they hunted for clues among the rubble. | ... (photo: Getty Images) Sydney Morning Herald
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Early in 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin will win a majority election victory.Everyone knows that.Late in the year, President George W. Bush will win re-election.Boring — even Richard Nixon won a second term.China will emerge during the year as a global economic power.Yadda, yadda, yadda: It's that already.       (Getty Images) We'll still be cool, but not so smug
Early in 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin will win a majority election victory. | Everyone knows that. | Late in the year, President George W. Bush will win re-election. ... (photo: Getty Images) The Toronto Star
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Thousands of cars roll daily  across Jordan's border with Iraq where trade is booming in the  continued absence of customs duties since the fall of Saddam  Hussein's regime in April.  (U.S. Army) Car dealers enjoy 'mother of all business' in Iraq
  | AL-KARAMA, Jordan - Thousands of cars roll daily  across Jordan's border with Iraq where trade is booming in the  continued absence of customs duties s... (photo: U.S. Army) Business Day
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The New Year's Eve car bombing of an upscale Baghdad restaurant, which killed eight people, was a sign that opponents of the US-led occupation forces may be shifting to civilian targets, US and Iraqi officials said yesterday(US Army) Insurgents in Iraq seen shifting focus
BAGHDAD -- The New Year's Eve car bombing of an upscale Baghdad restaurant, which killed eight people, was a sign that opponents of the US-led occupation forces may be sh... (photo: US Army) The Boston Globe
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Amidst reports of differences among member states over a free trade agreement, South Asian foreign ministers on Friday began a meeting to set the tone for the 12th SAARC summit being held in Islamabad from Sunday. (WN) SAARC foreign ministers' meet begins in Islamabad Muhammad Najeeb (IANS)
Islamabad, January 2 | Amidst reports of differences among member states over a free trade agreement, South Asian foreign ministers on Friday began a meeting to set ... (photo: WN) Hindustan Times
Islamabad   Trade   Nepal   Delhi   Photos  
Afghanistan’s constitutional convention came off the rails Thursday, as panicked officials adjourned the gathering in the face of a boycott by opponents of President Hamid Karzai.  (WN) Afghanistan delays constitution
| KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s constitutional convention came off the rails Thursday, as panicked officials adjourned the gathering in the face of a boycott by oppo... (photo: WN) Detroit news
Afghanistan   Kabul   USA   Uzbekistan   Photos  
US troops arrested an Iraqi who was believed to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, the military said on Friday.   (U.S. Army ) US captures Iraqi suspected of smuggling foreign fighters
| US troops arrested an Iraqi who was believed to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, th... (photo: U.S. Army) Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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The coming year will prove to be one of decision for Americans at war, but well before November's presidential vote, the Democrats are in a struggle just to unite behind a candidate, feuding bitterly as the political winds shift behind the Republicans and George W. Bush(WN) Democrat hopefuls target front-runner Dean
The coming year will prove to be one of decision for Americans at war, but well before November's presidential vote, the Democrats are in a struggle just to unite behind ... (photo: WN) Globe and Mail
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A South Korean protester holds the Japanese national during an anti-Japan protest in front of the Japanese Embassy on January 2, 2004 in Seoul, South Korea. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine honoring the country´s war dead on Thursday, triggering instant condemnation from South Korea and China, both victims of Japan´s wartime aggression. (Getty Images) Japan shrine visit angers S Korea
It was the prime minister's fourth visit while in office South Korea has summoned the Japanese ambassador to protest over a visit to a controversial war shrine by Japan's... (photo: Getty Images) BBC News
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An airliner made a roundtrip journey between India and Pakistan on Thursday, the first commercial flight between the rival nations in two years and the latest sign of improving relations. (WN) Pakistan-India passenger flight is first in 2 years
NEW DELHI -- An airliner made a roundtrip journey between India and Pakistan on Thursday, the first commercial flight between the rival nations in two years and the lates... (photo: WN) Indianapolis Star
Delhi   Pakistan   Karachi   India   Photos  
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B.C.-owned feed plant probed for link to mad cow
Home away from home for terminally ill children / Residentia
Weather a factor in fatal I-80 crash / New year blows in wit
11 who made the ultimate sacrifice / Portraits of the Northe
US President George W Bush said on Thursday that helping Iranians after last week's devastating earthquake was the right thing to do, but that US aid did not signal a thaw in relations with Tehran.  (WN)
Bush lists demands of Iran
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France at double in connoisseur's year
Needle exchange curbs spread of Aids
Missing Russian soldier's body found
Prodi forsees two speed Europe
The ghosts of Otto von Bismarck and Napoleon Bonaparte are walking again in the European Union. Once again the two self-defined ''Great Powers'' are demanding that they run Europe. Perhaps this comparison is unfair to Bismarck and Napoleon. Perhaps the Schroeder/Chirac vision of how Europe ought to work is a throwback to Charlemagne. (F. de la Mure/MAE)
French, German arrogance hurt EU
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Asia Middle East
Bali quake did not claim any life
ULFA vows to carry on struggle Press Trust of India
Canon India to invest Rs 10 cr in digital products Press Tru
India announce new-look side for Azlan Shah Cup Press Trust
Pakistani Foreign Minister Kasuri (r) greets India's Yashwant Sinha             India says it has not ruled out direct talks on Kashmir with Pakistan at a regional summit that opened in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad on Friday.Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is to arrive on Saturday for the South Asian nations summit(Getty Images)
Kashmir looms over summit talks
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Israeli army lifts blockade of Jenin
Islamic conference attracts 7,000
China considers abating Iraq's debts by a big margin
U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash
By Reuters Fri 2 January, 2004 08:59              JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians in a West Bank city now separated from Israel by a controversial barrier have woken up to a rare sight -- streets empty of Israeli forces that pulled out after a long encirclement(Getty Images)
Israeli army lifts blockade of Jenin
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Israelis, Palestinians to climb mountain together
Israelis, Palestinians join for Antarctic expedition
Brazil responds in kind to U.S. airport checks
Mideast foes unite to tackle Antarctica
The first year of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government was characterized by continuity, not change, his predecessor said in an interview."Some people, including in the (Silva's Workers Party) PT thought they had a new model. So far, I didn't see this new model," ex-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso told O Estado de S.Paulo newspaper(Agencia Brasil)
Lula's predecessor sees the same
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PM is open to anyone says Minister
ZIMBABWE: USAID donates sorghum worth $12 million to WFP
Uganda claims it has defeated rebels
Colour of money lands Limpopo man in trouble
BY ADRIAN BLOMFIELD  NAIROBI, Kenya -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda claimed victory Thursday against a rebel army of brainwashed children fighting a 17-year guerrilla war in the north of the country, a war with no discernable aims.In a New Year address, Museveni told his people that the Lord's Resistance Army had been "defeated decisively(UN/DPI file)
Uganda claims it has defeated rebels
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North Korea authorises US nuclear visit: report
Israeli army lifts its blockade on Jenin after four months:
Nauru detainess threaten to sew eyelids shut: immigration de
US captures Iraqi suspected of smuggling foreign fighters
US troops arrested an Iraqi who was believed to be smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq from Syria, and also captured 10 Muslim fundamentalists northeast of Baghdad, the military said on Friday.   (U.S. Army )
US captures Iraqi suspected of smuggling foreign fighters
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GI wins 2 weeks in home he bought just before call-up / Lott
SA chopper 'did not fire back'
Birthday Clashes In Haiti
Protests, gala mark Haiti bicentennial turns violent
By Ellen Hale, USA TODAYROME — Tim Hill and his family worried this might be the last Christmas for Pope John Paul II when they decided in the fall to spend their holidays here.Pope John Paul II celebrates morning  Mass in St. Peter's Basilica to mark the World Day of Peace(Getty Images)
Pope has appeared stronger in recent days
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