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Thursday  December 9, 2004

U.N. OKs $2.9B for 2000 Kuwait invasion 12/9/2004, 6:27 p.m. PT
GENEVA (AP) The United Nations panel overseeing compensation for victims of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has approved awards worth $2.9 billion for environmental damage, the world body said Thursday.
Shiites list candidates for Iraq election 12/9/2004, 5:29 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Under the guidance of Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric, Shiite parties presented a list Thursday of 228 candidates for next month's parliamentary elections. Minority Sunni Arabs, who had been favored under Saddam Hussein, must now decide whether to join the race or renounce a vote that will help determine the country's future.
Returning Fallujans will see high security 12/9/2004, 3:50 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) When Fallujans begin trickling back to their devastated city, they will be routed through sandbagged checkpoints where U.S. and Iraqi troops will take their fingerprints, issue them ID badges and scan their irises part of an elaborate plan to keep insurgents out of the former militant stronghold.
Shiites present candidates for Jan. vote 12/9/2004, 3:17 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Under the guidance of Iraq's most powerful Shiite cleric, Shiite parties presented a list Thursday of 228 candidates for next month's elections. Minority Sunni Arabs, who had been favored under Saddam Hussein, must now decide whether to join the race or renounce a vote that will help determine the country's future.
Daily U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/9/2004, 2:16 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at least 1,280 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,003 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Shiites announce coalition of candidates 12/9/2004, 9:19 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's mainstream Shiite groups Thursday announced a diverse list of 228 candidates for the Jan. 30 elections, a victory for Shiite leaders who wanted to present a powerful, united front as they seek a leading role in post-Saddam Iraq after years on the sidelines.
U.S. forces release Iraqis from prisons 12/9/2004, 8:37 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. forces released 114 Iraqis who had been detained in the country's two major military prisons Thursday, a military spokesman said.
Shiites announce coalition of candidates 12/9/2004, 6:09 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A Shiite official Thursday announced a coalition of 228 candidates backed by leading cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani to contest Iraq's Jan. 30 elections.
General: Fallujah almost cleared of arms 12/9/2004, 5:21 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marines have almost completely cleared this former insurgent stronghold of insurgents and weapons, setting the stage for the return of the civilian population ahead of next month's elections, a senior commander said Thursday.
Baghdad mortars, Mosul bomb kill three 12/9/2004, 4:50 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A car bomb in a busy Mosul market and mortar rounds in Baghdad killed three Iraqis and wounded seven Thursday, and the nation's leading Shiites moved closer to finalizing the makeup of a coalition to run next month's elections.
Baghdad mortars, Mosul bomb kills three 12/9/2004, 3:24 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A car bomb exploded in a busy Mosul market Thursday and mortar rounds struck near the Italian Embassy and an Iraqi National Guard base in Baghdad, killing three civilians and wounding at least seven.
Car bomb explodes in Mosul market 12/9/2004, 1:25 a.m. PT
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, wounding at least two Iraqis, the U.S. military said.
Iran rejects accusations over Iraq vote 12/9/2004, 12:47 a.m. PT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran on Thursday rejected accusations it was trying to influence January elections in Iraq, saying that Iraqis have made it clear they won't take orders from abroad, state media reported.
Mortars fired toward Iraq Italian Embassy 12/9/2004, 12:46 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents tried to attack the Italian Embassy with mortar rounds Thursday but missed, slightly wounding two Iraqi civilians, one victim said.

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