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Friday  October 8, 2004

Many Iraqis unclear about election 10/8/2004, 10:50 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The stakes may be high in Iraq's January elections, which have been billed as a milestone in the country's transition to democracy. For many Iraqis, however, the process is still a mystery.
Reports say U.K. hostage tried to escape 10/8/2004, 4:54 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Kidnappers beheaded British hostage Kenneth Bigley after twice releasing videos in which he wept and pleaded with Prime Minister Tony Blair for his life. A U.S. official said there were credible reports that Bigley had tried to escape with the aid of one of his captors.
Kidnappers behead British hostage in Iraq 10/8/2004, 4:14 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Kidnappers beheaded hostage Kenneth Bigley after twice releasing videos in which he wept and pleaded with Prime Minister Tony Blair for his life. A brother of the first British captive slain in Iraq blamed Blair, saying Friday he has "blood on his hands."
Kidnappers behead British hostage in Iraq 10/8/2004, 1:36 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Kidnappers beheaded British hostage Kenneth Bigley after twice releasing videos in which he wept and pleaded with Prime Minister Tony Blair for his life. One of Bigley's brothers blamed Blair, saying Friday the prime minister has "blood on his hands."
U.S.: Iraqi forces gaining effectiveness 10/8/2004, 12:16 p.m. PT
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) When Iraq's 202nd National Guard Battalion faced insurgents six months ago, it simply, in the words of one American general, "evaporated." Now, the same outfit, tested in recent combat, is being touted as a vital building block of the force the United States says will increasingly replace its own troops on the front lines.
A look at hostages in Iraq 10/8/2004, 10:55 a.m. PT
(AP) Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped more than 150 foreigners in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction
Brother confirms British hostage is dead 10/8/2004, 10:22 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) British hostage Kenneth Bigley, who pleaded tearfully last month for Prime Minister Tony Blair to meet his kidnappers' demands, was beheaded by his captors, his brother said Friday.
Video said to show British hostage killed 10/8/2004, 8:30 a.m. PT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) A videotape shows British hostage Kenneth Bigley being beheaded by his captors in Iraq, a witness who saw the tape said Friday.
U.S. soldier killed in Iraq attack 10/8/2004, 7:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded Friday when their patrol was attacked with a homemade bomb, the U.S. command said in a statement.
A look at hostages in Iraq 10/8/2004, 5:53 a.m. PT
(AP) Insurgents in Iraq have kidnapped more than 150 foreigners in their campaign to drive out coalition forces and hamper reconstruction:
Iraq determined to proceed with elections 10/8/2004, 4:39 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interim government intends to proceed with elections in January even if the United Nations withdraws its experts from the country and insurgents dramatically step up attacks, according to the top U.N. election official here and a senior member of the Iraqi election commission.
U.S. warplane kills 3 on Baghdad street 10/8/2004, 4:13 a.m. PT
BAGHAD, Iraq (AP) A U.S. warplane struck three suspected insurgents as they planted an artillery shell on a street in Baghdad's northeastern Shiite district of Sadr City on Friday, a military spokesman said.
U.S. jets target terrorists in Fallujah 10/8/2004, 3:40 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) American warplanes struck a building in rebel-held Fallujah where the U.S. command said leaders of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror network were meeting early Friday. A doctor said the attack killed 13 people, including a groom on his wedding night, and wounded 17 others.
Ex-gen.: U.S. staying 10 years in Iraq 10/8/2004, 2:38 a.m. PT
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Iraq will need at least a decade to become stable enough for the U.S. military to withdraw, said a retired general who commanded the air campaign in the 1991 Gulf War.
Iraqi environment minister has tough road 10/8/2004, 1:18 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) As Iraq's new environment minister, Mishkat Al Moumin has dodged a suicide bomber that killed four of her bodyguards, run an 800-employee agency on a shoestring budget and tackled rebuilding vast marshes that some scholars believe were the biblical Garden of Eden.

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