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Some Headlines Of Today

Wednesday  December 15, 2004

Bomb at Shiite shrine kills 7 in Karbala 12/15/2004, 7:32 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A bomb targeting a prominent Shiite cleric killed seven people outside one of southern Iraq's holiest shrines Wednesday as campaigning began for Iraq's first post-Saddam elections a vote that is going ahead despite suicide attacks and assassinations by Sunni insurgents.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/15/2004, 4:59 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at least 1,303 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 1,019 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
U.N. expands Iraq presence beyond Baghdad 12/15/2004, 4:08 p.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations is expanding its presence in Iraq outside Baghdad to the cities of Basra and Irbil but is planning to have only about 25 electoral experts in the entire country ahead of elections next month, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.
Bomb at Shiite shrine kills 7 in Karbala 12/15/2004, 3:22 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A bomb targeting a prominent Shiite cleric killed seven people outside one of southern Iraq's holiest shrines Wednesday as campaigning began for Iraq's first post-Saddam elections a vote that is going ahead despite suicide attacks and assassinations by Sunni insurgents.
Documents show string of Iraq abuse claims 12/15/2004, 3:09 p.m. PT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Newly released U.S. Navy documents portray a series of abuse cases stretching beyond Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison where photos surfaced this year of U.S. troops forcing prisoners often naked to pose in humiliating positions.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 12/15/2004, 2:37 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at least 1,303 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 1,019 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
U.N. expands Iraq presence beyond Baghdad 12/15/2004, 11:51 a.m. PT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) The United Nations is taking the first steps to expand its presence in Iraq outside Baghdad to the cities of Basra and Irbil but is planning to have only about 25 electoral experts in the entire country ahead of the scheduled Jan. 30 elections, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.
Official: 'Chemical Ali' to be tried first 12/15/2004, 10:39 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The ex-Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali," accused of using chemical weapons attacks to kill thousands of Kurds, will be the first detained former Saddam Hussein regime figure to stand trial next week, a government official said Wednesday.
Sri Lankan hostage mistaken for American 12/15/2004, 10:38 a.m. PT
HENDALA, Sri Lanka (AP) Day after day, locked in a cement room somewhere in Iraq, the hooded men beat him. They told him he would be beheaded. "Ameriqi!" they shouted, even though he comes from this poor Sri Lankan fishing village.
Blast at Iraq shrine kills 7, wounds 31 12/15/2004, 9:29 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A bomb exploded at the gate of one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines on Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 31 others, including a top aide of Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, officials said.
Iraqi official: Iran is 'number one enemy' 12/15/2004, 5:00 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday accused neighboring Iran and Syria of supporting terrorists in his war-ravaged country.
Iran, Syria said backed terrorists in Iraq 12/15/2004, 3:33 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday accused neighboring Iran and Syria of supporting terrorists in his country and charged that a senior Iraqi Shiite was leading a "pro-Iranian" coalition into next month's national elections.
Navy documents detail Iraqi abuse claims 12/15/2004, 3:11 a.m. PT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Newly released U.S. Navy documents portray a series of abuse cases stretching beyond Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison where photos surfaced this year of U.S. troops forcing prisoners often naked to pose in humiliating positions.
Iraqi interim leader enters election race 12/15/2004, 3:09 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi joined the race for Iraq's Jan. 30 elections at a Wednesday news conference meant to highlight his appeal to Iraq's diverse and sometimes fractious ethnic and religious groups.

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