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Saturday  November 8, 2003

A look at some of world's deadliest conflicts - 11/8/03 7:04 PM
Here is a list of some of the world's deadliest conflicts and regimes since 1970, with estimates of the number killed. Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq buried as many as 300,000 opponents in mass graves across the country, according to the top human rights official in the U.S.-led civilian administration.
Family buries soldier killed in Iraq and his mother - 11/8/03 4:30 PM
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) -- An Army sergeant killed in a missile attack as he was returning home for his mother's funeral was buried along with her Saturday.
Military families speak out against Iraq war at gathering in Texas - 11/8/03 4:12 PM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Families with husbands, sons and other relatives serving in Iraq gathered in drizzling weather Saturday in this military-dependent city to voice their opposition to the way in which the U.S.-led war is being handled.
Army identifies 101st crew members aboard Black Hawk helicopter that crashed - 11/8/03 3:52 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- Army officials on Saturday identified four members of the 101st Airborne Division killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Tikrit, Iraq.
Military's show of force in Saddam's hometown deepens resentment of America - 11/8/03 3:43 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Houses shook, walls cracked, chandeliers swayed and children woke up screaming for their parents as U.S. planes dropped 500-pound bombs on the outskirts of Saddam Hussein's hometown overnight.
Some 300,000 Saddam opponents believed buried in 263 mass graves across Iraq - 11/8/03 2:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's government is believed to have buried as many as 300,000 opponents in 263 mass graves that dot the Iraqi landscape, the top human rights official in the U.S.-led civilian administration said Saturday.
Armitage says U.S. retains initiative in war; ambush kills 2 paratroopers - 11/8/03 2:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A senior U.S. official insisted on Saturday that the U.S. military has the upper hand in the escalating war in Iraq, on a day when two paratroopers died in a roadside ambush and the international Red Cross said it was closing two main offices due to deteriorating security.
AP Enterprise: Iraqi scientist portrayed by U.S. as nuclear bomb researcher was not involved, fellow Iraqi physicists say - 11/8/03 1:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi scientist killed in the U.S. invasion and now linked by arms hunter David Kay to possible nuclear weapons research was working on an advanced gun, not atomic bombs, fellow physicists say.
Surge in attacks on helicopters escalates death toll in Iraq - 11/8/03 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whether by chance or design, the string of attacks on U.S. helicopters in Iraq has added a new and worrisome dimension to the anti-occupation guerrilla war and escalated the American death toll.
As American casualties mount, coalition countries redouble their resolve to stay - 11/8/03 12:19 PM
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- It's a bold response to the mounting casualties in Iraq: a commitment by Hungary to keep troops there through the end of 2004.
Turkey hopes U.S. does not need its help in Iraq in future after troops offer withdrawn - 11/8/03 7:19 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's foreign minister said Saturday that he hoped the United States would not need his country's help to stabilize Iraq in the future, after Washington failed to persuade Iraq's governing council to accept Turkish troops.
International Red Cross closing Basra, Baghdad offices temporarily because of dangers - 11/8/03 6:46 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The international Red Cross, already planning to reduce staff in Iraq following an attack on its Baghdad headquarters, said Saturday it is temporarily closing its offices in the capital and the southern city of Basra because of security concerns.
GENEVA: the situation. - 11/8/03 5:21 AM
The ICRC has been deciding which jobs held by the international employees are essential and who will remain to fill them, Westphal said.
GENEVA: or staff." - 11/8/03 5:15 AM
Westphal declined "for security reasons" to go into details about how much the decision would affect the work of some 30 foreign staffers and 600 Iraqis who work for the Swiss-run, neutral ICRC.
GENEVA: Red Cross - 11/8/03 5:09 AM
Westphal confirmed the decisions disclosed by ICRC President Jakob Kellenberger in an interview Saturday in the Swiss daily newspaper Tages-Anzeiger of Zurich.
U.S. troops raid Tikrit neighborhoods, reimpose curfew after helicopter crash - 11/8/03 1:57 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops swept through Saddam Hussein's hometown before dawn Saturday and the sound of mortar fire echoed through the city as the Americans mounted a show of force following the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter apparently shot down by insurgents.
Doctors who treated former prisoner of war dismiss claims that she was raped in Iraq - 11/8/03 1:41 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi doctors who treated former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch dismissed claims made in her biography that she was raped by her Iraqi captors.
Aide tells AP: Saddam behind last-minute attempt to forestall invasion - 11/8/03 1:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein personally initiated an attempt to reach a last-minute deal with Washington to avoid the U.S.-led invasion that ousted his regime, a former Iraqi government official said.

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