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Some Headlines Of Today

Wednesday  December 20, 2006

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Baghdad 12/20/2006, 9:28 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suicide bomber targeted a police academy in the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police said.
U.S. troops turn over Najaf to Iraqis 12/20/2006, 8:15 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces ceded control of southern Najaf province to Iraqi police and soldiers, who marked the occasion Wednesday with a parade and martial arts demonstrations. But doubts remain about whether the Iraqis, vulnerable to insurgent attacks and militia infiltration, can handle security in more volatile provinces anytime soon.
U.S. commanders wary of Iraq troop plan 12/20/2006, 6:08 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates found American commanders wary of a proposal to rush more U.S. troops to Iraq as he visited the war-ravaged country Wednesday.
U.S. troops turn over Najaf to Iraqis 12/20/2006, 3:50 p.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces ceded control of southern Najaf province to Iraqi police and soldiers, who marked the occasion Wednesday with a parade and martial arts demonstrations. But doubts remain about whether the Iraqis, vulnerable to insurgent attacks and militia infiltration, can handle security in more volatile provinces anytime soon.
Cleric weighs 1-month cease-fire in Iraq 12/20/2006, 3:03 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads a militia feared by Iraq's Sunnis, is considering a one-month unilateral cease-fire and may push his followers to rejoin the political process after a three-week boycott, officials close to him said Wednesday.
Iraqi comedian shot to death in Baghdad 12/20/2006, 2:29 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen killed a veteran Iraqi actor and comedian known for his stage portrayal of the lighter side of life in Baghdad during Ottoman rule in the early 1900s, police said Wednesday.
U.S. commanders wary of Gates proposal 12/20/2006, 2:22 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates found American commanders wary of a proposal to rush more U.S. troops to Iraq as he visited the war-ravaged country Wednesday.
32 journalists die in Iraq in 2006 12/20/2006, 7:20 a.m. PT
NEW YORK (AP) With murder the leading cause, at least 32 journalists have been killed in Iraq in 2006, the highest one-year toll ever in a single country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Wednesday.
U.S. transfers Najaf security to Iraqis 12/20/2006, 4:00 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The U.S.-led coalition handed over security responsibilities in Iraq's Najaf province to Iraqi forces on Wednesday, a key step in troubled efforts to get the fragile government to stand on its own.
U.S. defense secretary arrives in Iraq 12/20/2006, 3:27 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) New Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, armed with a mandate from President Bush to help forge a new Iraq war strategy. He made the unannounced trip to the battlefront just two days after taking over at the Pentagon.
Iraq executes 13 convicted criminals 12/20/2006, 1:46 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities executed 13 men by hanging Tuesday after they were convicted of murder and kidnapping, lining them up in hoods and green jumpsuits with their hands bound behind their backs.
12 killed in bomb attacks across Baghdad 12/20/2006, 1:43 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suicide car bomber slammed into a police checkpoint in Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 11 people and injuring 24.
U.S. transfers Najaf security to Iraqis 12/20/2006, 1:21 a.m. PT
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) The U.S.-led coalition handed over security responsibilities in Iraq's northern Najaf province to Iraqi forces Wednesday morning.
Iraq executes 13 convicted criminals 12/20/2006, 12:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi authorities executed 13 men by hanging Tuesday after they were convicted of murder and kidnapping, lining them up in hoods and green jumpsuits with their hands bound behind their backs.
Senior al-Qaida leader captured in Iraq 12/20/2006, 12:00 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-led forces captured a senior al-Qaida leader who was responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths and housed foreign fighters who carried out suicide bombings, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

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