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Thursday  September 25, 2003

Powell claims some "convergence" of views on Iraq - 9/25/03 10:46 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed Thursday the Bush administration had begun to close ranks with critics at the United Nations on a resolution to govern nation-building in Iraq. "We are seeing some convergence of views," he said after a five-power meeting.
Rumsfeld defends Iraq reconstruction efforts - 9/25/03 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended the pace of Iraq's reconstruction Thursday, saying it is going faster in some cases than rebuilding in Germany and Japan after World War II.
U.N. chief orders further reduction of U.N. international staff in Iraq - 9/25/03 9:12 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday ordered a further reduction of U.N. international staff in Iraq after the second bombing at U.N. headquarters there in a month, raising questions about an expanded U.N. role in rebuilding the country.
Iraq's violence claims victim on ruling council, bomb damages NBC News office - 9/25/03 8:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion at a market outside Baghdad killed eight Iraqis and wounded another 13 Thursday, hours after a bomb damaged an NBC News office and a member of the U.S.-appointed government died from wounds received in an ambush five days ago.
Eight Iraqis killed in market explosion - 9/25/03 7:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion at a market in Baqubah, about 30 miles north of Baghdad late Thursday, has killed eight Iraqis and wounded another 13, a U.S. Army spokesman said.
Bush says 9/11 changed his assessment of Saddam Hussein's threat - 9/25/03 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Thursday the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, "changed my calculation" about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein after the administration -- early that same year -- had played down Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. expects to start its own Arab-language satellite television network - 9/25/03 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an attempt to compete with al-Jazeera and other Arab news channels, the Bush administration expects to start its own round-the-clock Arab-language satellite television network before year's end.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 9/25/03 5:36 PM
As of Thursday, Sept. 25, 306 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
U.S. military says soldiers shot and killed two Iraqi police officers in Fallujah last month - 9/25/03 5:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military said Thursday that U.S. soldiers shot and killed two Iraqi policemen in Fallujah last month and that an Army investigation found that the servicemen acted in accordance with its rules of engagement.
Wolfowitz says significant U.S. forces expected to remain in Iraq through 2004 - 9/25/03 4:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday that "significant forces" from the United States probably will remain in Iraq through the end of next year.
U.S. commander reports results of inquiry into friendly fire killing, says soldiers acted within rules - 9/25/03 4:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military said Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, responding to a question Thursday about the Sept. 12 friendly fire deaths of eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian guard in Fallujah, gave a response about an earlier killing of two Iraqi policemen by American forces in the same city.
Bremer tells lawmakers that aid to Iraq should not be a loan - 9/25/03 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Facing pressure from lawmakers in both parties, the American administrator in Iraq said Thursday the United States should not ask Iraqis to use future oil revenue to repay part of the $20.3 billion that the Bush administration is seeking to rebuild the country.
U.S. Army refurbishes schools as part of effort to reach out to Iraqis - 9/25/03 2:12 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Sitting inside a dusty office in a shrapnel-damaged building, Gerald Fox stares intently at his laptop, juggling the cost of electrical wiring, pipes, brick and mortar.
Iraq's violence claims victim on ruling council, bomb damages NBC News office - 9/25/03 2:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A leading figure in Iraq's Governing Council died Thursday of wounds suffered in an ambush last week, marking the first time Iraq's violence has claimed the life of a member of the U.S.-appointed administration.
Pentagon revives old R&R program to give vacations to troops in Iraq - 9/25/03 1:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP)-- American troops will get a vacation from the campaign in Iraq under an R&R program being revived for the first time since the war in Vietnam.
If Bush fails to get sufficient foreign troops for Iraq, more U.S. reservists may go - 9/25/03 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is so squeezed for troops to send to Iraq that it may have to alert thousands more National Guard and Reserve members within several weeks for possible call-up.
U.N. chief orders further reduction of U.N. international staff in Iraq - 9/25/03 12:38 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday ordered a further reduction of U.N. international staff in Iraq after the second bombing at U.N. headquarters there in a month.
Pentagon revives old R&R program to give vacations to troops in Iraq - 9/25/03 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP)-- American troops will get a vacation from the campaign in Iraq under an R&R program being revived for the first time since the war in Vietnam.
Democrats say Bush administration rushing $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan plan - 9/25/03 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats accused the Bush administration Thursday of trying to ram an $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan money bill through Congress without giving lawmakers enough time to consider it.
Trash fire causes explosion, fire in central Baghdad - 9/25/03 12:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A blast heard Thursday in central Baghdad and smoke billowing from the scene was caused by a trash fire, witnesses said.
Russian leader implicitly criticizes U.S. on Iraq, demands `direct participation' by U.N. - 9/25/03 11:41 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin implicitly criticized the United States on Thursday for launching a war on Iraq without U.N. approval and demanded "direct participation" by the United Nations in rebuilding the country.
Explosion and fire in central Baghdad - 9/25/03 11:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A big explosion was heard Thursday in central Baghdad and smoke could be seen billowing from the scene.
Report on weapons program likely to draw no conclusions, CIA says - 9/25/03 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA's chief weapons hunter in Iraq is not expected to settle questions on Saddam's alleged chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs in an upcoming progress report, senior Bush administration officials said.
U.S. military says soldiers followed rules in Fallujah incident that killed eight policemen - 9/25/03 10:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military investigation found no misconduct by U.S. soldiers who killed eight Iraqi policemen and a Jordanian hospital guard near Fallujah on Sept. 12, the U.S. commander in Iraq said Thursday.
Iraqi governing council member dies of wounds; bomb damages hotel housing NBC - 9/25/03 9:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Aquila al-Hashimi, the first member of Iraq's American-picked Governing Council to be targeted for assassination, died Thursday, five days after she was shot in an ambush. In the latest attack on foreigners in Baghdad, a bomb exploded outside a hotel housing NBC staff, killing a Somal
Foreign leaders say U.S. war in Iraq without U.N. endorsement hurt the world body - 9/25/03 5:50 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Some world leaders criticized Washington for harming the United Nations with its unilateralist approach in Iraq, while others thanked the world body for its role in healing conflict in their lands.
Bomb damages Baghdad hotel where NBC based; Governing council member dies from wounds - 9/25/03 5:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb exploded outside a Baghdad hotel housing NBC staff, killing a guard and injuring a Canadian sound engineer. Earlier Thursday, Aquila al-Hashimi, one of three women on Iraq's U.S.-picked Governing Council, died, five days after she was shot by gunmen.
Democrats press Bremer on long-term Iraqi rebuilding costs - 9/25/03 5:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats say they want to know how much U.S. money will be needed in coming years for Iraq beyond the billions of dollars now being sought by President Bush.
Iraqi governing council member dies, five days after being shot by gunmen - 9/25/03 4:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Aquila al-Hashimi, one of three women on Iraq's American-picked Governing Council, died Thursday, five days after she was shot and critically wounded by assailants, the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority reported.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: international relations. - 9/25/03 4:31 AM
U.S.-led forces have been struggling to put down a guerrilla-style insurgency that has targeted Americans and their Iraqi allies. The police chief of the central town of Khaldiyah, who was working with U.S. forces, was assassinated by gunmen last week, and other attacks have killed police recruits trained ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq: Governing Council. - 9/25/03 4:24 AM
The Governing Council president, Ahmad Chalabi, blamed remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime, ousted by U.S.-led forces in April.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: strategic communications. - 9/25/03 4:15 AM
Al-Hashimi was severely wounded in the attack with gunshots to the abdomen. She was ambushed by six men in a pickup truck while driving near her home in western Baghdad Saturday. She was preparing to attend the United Nations General Assembly, which opened in New York on Tuesday.
Aquila al-Hashimi dies five days after being shot by assailants - 9/25/03 4:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Aquila al-Hashimi, one of three women on Iraq's American-picked Governing Council, died Thursday, five days after she was shot and critically wounded by assailants, the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority reported.
Bomb explodes next to hotel housing NBC office, killing one guard - 9/25/03 3:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb exploded Thursday outside a hotel where NBC has its Baghdad offices, killing a guard, injuring a network soundman and shattering windows, Iraqi police said.
Iraq dominates assembly, but African, Balkan leaders thank U.N. for interventions - 9/25/03 2:27 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- African and Balkan leaders thanked the United Nations for intervening in conflicts in their lands, sounding a more positive note amid General Assembly speeches dominated by disagreements over Iraq, trade and the Middle East.
Bomb explodes next to al-Aike Hotel where NBC-TV has offices, one killed - 9/25/03 1:28 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb placed near the outside wall of the hotel in Baghdad where NBC television network has offices killed a guard and slightly injured a network soundman on Thursday, Iraqi police said.
Bomb next to al-Aike Hotel where NBC-TV has offices, one killed - 9/25/03 1:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb place one yard from the outside wall of the al-Aike Hotel in south-central Baghdad killed a guard. The NBC television network had offices in the hotel.
Administration's $87 billion Iraq plan hits more turbulence in Congress - 9/25/03 12:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Democrat accused the Bush administration Wednesday of undertaking a massive effort to rebuild Iraq without the blessing of the American people as the White House's $87 billion plan to resurrect that country hit more turbulence in Congress.

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