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Some Headlines Of Today

Monday  May 5, 2003

Contract awarded to run three Iraqi airports - 5/5/03 6:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- SkyLink Air and Logistic Support (USA) Inc. of Washington was awarded a contract Monday to manage three international airports in Iraq.
Pentagon says soldier killed by accidental discharge of his own rifle - 5/5/03 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq on Saturday when his rifle accidentally discharged, the Pentagon said Monday. That raised the official U.S. death toll in the war to 140.
Returning Iraqi Shiite clerics say they won't propagate Iranian model of Islam - 5/5/03 5:40 PM
QOM, Iran (AP) -- Iraqi Shiite clerics heading home from exile in neighboring Iran vowed Monday to preach liberal Islam on their return and not to impose the conservative practices of Iran.
Australian prime minister urges U.N. to put aside debate over Iraq war and lift sanctions - 5/5/03 5:06 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to set aside discord over the Iraqi war and move on to postwar issues -- especially the lifting of sanctions.
Top Iraqi weapons scientist captured - 5/5/03 5:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Iraqi scientist has been taken into custody, according to U.S. officials who say they suspect she has information about a banned biological weapons program.
A day after call to begin work, many police absent from Baghdad streets - 5/5/03 4:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One day after coalition forces announced with fanfare that Baghdad police were back on the beat, many officers appeared Monday to have abandoned their stations -- often to the looters they were supposed to catch.
U.S. administrator: Nucleus of Iraqi government may be in place in days - 5/5/03 4:01 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- A "nucleus of leadership" in Iraq may be in place within days to guide the country through the decisive selection of an interim government, the U.S. civil administrator said Monday.
The bear is blind, the lynx is roaming and the lions are eating MREs, but Baghdad's zoo forges on - 5/5/03 3:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saedia, the blind bear, sleeps huddled in the fetal position in the corner of a small metal enclosure. An angry black dog lives in the bird cage, and the lynx was last seen roaming around a nearby highway overpass.
Iraq's main air link to the world reviving, but still under U.S. military control - 5/5/03 3:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American soldiers still camp in the arrival hall. Duty-free shopping may be a while in coming. But the runway lights glow, and former staffers -- from baggage handlers to pilots -- are chafing to get back to work.
Art experts, law enforcement meet on looted Iraqi treasures - 5/5/03 3:06 PM
LYON, France (AP) -- Struggling to track down antiquities looted from Iraqi museums, art experts and law enforcement officials started work Monday on providing police, traders and customs agents with a computerized list of missing treasures.
Germany withdraws reinforcements from biochemical contingent in Kuwait - 5/5/03 2:26 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is withdrawing 140 soldiers from a Kuwait-based unit specialized in detecting nuclear, biological and chemical warfare that was reinforced during the Iraq war, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
Two-for-two in wars, Franks has promising future possibilities - 5/5/03 2:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two wars in a row, the second-guessers were out early: The military's plan for Afghanistan was not innovative enough. The Americans did not put enough ground troops in Iraq.
U.S. administrator: Nucleus of Iraqi government may be selected by June; 'Mrs. Anthrax' nabbed - 5/5/03 12:09 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- The nucleus of Iraq's interim government could be in place in a matter of days, and one of Saddam Hussein's top biological weapons scientists -- known as "Mrs. Anthrax" -- has been captured, U.S. officials said Monday.
Arrests of most wanted Iraqis by coalition forces - 5/5/03 11:37 AM
Nineteen of the 55 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are in custody. One other was reported killed.
Top Iraqi scientist captured - 5/5/03 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces have captured one of Iraq's top biological weapons scientists, defense officials said Monday.
Northern Iraqi city selects a council - 5/5/03 10:55 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul took a small step toward controlling its destiny Monday, naming a cross-section of residents to run the city alongside the American military until elections can be held, a U.S. military official said.
Top Iraqi scientist caputured - 5/5/03 10:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces have captured one of Iraq's top biological weapons scientists, defense officials said Monday.
Iraqis return from Iran after years as prisoners of war - 5/5/03 10:31 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- Fifty-nine Iraqis held prisoner in Iran since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988 were returned to their homeland Monday, the Red Cross said.
WASHN: of Baghdad. - 5/5/03 10:31 AM
Ammash and al-Hindawi are among Iraq's top weapons scientists. Others include Amir al-Saadi, a chief chemical weapons researcher, and Dr. Rihab Taha, a woman who was dubbed "Dr. Germ" by inspectors.
WASHN: on camera. - 5/5/03 10:30 AM
American officials say Ammash is among a new generation of leaders named by Saddam to leading posts within Iraq's Baath party.
WASHN: the development. - 5/5/03 10:22 AM
U.S. intelligence officials said that Ammash, 49, is believed to have played a key role in rebuilding Baghdad's biological weapons capability since the first Persian Gulf War in 1991.
Northern Iraqi city selects a council - 5/5/03 9:15 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul took a small step toward controlling its destiny Monday, naming a cross-section of residents to run the city alongside the American military until elections can be held, a U.S. military official and news reports said.
U.S. administrator: Nucleus of Iraqi government to emerge by mid-May - 5/5/03 9:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The core of the new Iraqi government will start to be selected by mid-May and a council of up to nine Iraqis will probably lead an interim government, the American civil administrator said Monday. The U.S. military announced the arrest of a former Iraqi intelligence chief.
British reopen their Baghdad embassy, but they can't call it that yet - 5/5/03 8:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The rope on the flagpole is still broken. The timber and stone building is deteriorating. But on Monday, British diplomats were back in Baghdad.
Soldiers search oil refinery complex buried deep in mountains, wondering: Why did Saddam build it there? - 5/5/03 8:02 AM
BAIJI, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers emerged into sunlight after exploring one of Saddam Hussein's most elaborate tunnel complexes, bewildered by a single question: Why did the Iraqi leader build an entire oil refinery inside a mountain?
U.S. administrator: Up to nine Iraqis to probably lead Iraqi interim government - 5/5/03 6:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A council of up to nine Iraqis will probably lead the country's interim government through the coming months, the American civil administrator said Monday. The U.S. military announced the arrest of a former Iraqi intelligence chief.
In one eastern Iraqi town, a microcosm of the larger nation: Who's in charge here? - 5/5/03 4:45 AM
BAQUBAH, Iraq (AP) -- It's a tough question anywhere in Iraq these days: Just who, exactly, is in charge?
U.S. administrator: Group of nine will probably head Iraqi interim government - 5/5/03 3:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A council of up to nine Iraqis will probably lead the country's still unformed interim government through the coming months, the American civil administrator said Monday.
Iraqis finally free to dig up suspected mass graves; 69 bodies recovered from a grave near Najaf - 5/5/03 3:17 AM
KHAN AL-RUBEA, Iraq (AP) -- The knowledge weighed heavily on local Iraqis -- the location of mass graves that witnesses say are filled with those who dared to defy Saddam Hussein's absolute power.
U.S. soldier from soon-to-deploy peacekeeping unit dies in Kuwait - 5/5/03 2:46 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- A soldier from the Army's 1st Armored Division died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Kuwait early Monday, U.S. Central Command said.
Interpol, art experts to coordinate search for looted Iraqi treasures - 5/5/03 2:25 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Art experts, curators and law enforcement officials gathered at Interpol headquarters Monday to create a computerized list to help customs agents catch any looted Iraqi treasures that pass through their borders.
U.N. rushing food to Iraq as stocks dwindle, residents worry of hunger - 5/5/03 1:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Mohammed Nadir has hardly worked since the war began six weeks ago. His money has run out and other than a 3-pound bag of rice, his family's kitchen cupboard is bare.
Where are Iraq's weapons of mass destruction? - 5/5/03 1:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the American hunt for Iraq's banned weapons, drums of suspicious chemicals turn out to be crop pesticide; a cache of white powder is found to be explosives.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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