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Friday  January 28, 2005

Kurds say they will demand key Iraq post 1/28/2005, 11:50 p.m. PT
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) Kurdish leaders from rival factions in northern Iraq have united in hopes of winning a large bloc of seats in Sunday's National Assembly vote and say they will insist that either the presidency or the prime minister's job goes to a Kurd.
Bush says Iraq vote example of democracy 1/28/2005, 11:08 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department began monitoring last-minute preparations for Iraq's national elections as President Bush predicted the voting will set an example of democracy for the rest of the Middle East.
Iraq sets dusk-to-dawn curfew before vote 1/28/2005, 11:07 p.m. PT
YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq (AP) Just ahead of the first free balloting in Iraq in half a century, the nation battened down for the vote, imposing a 7 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew on Friday and closing Baghdad International Airport. Five U.S. soldiers were killed in the capital and insurgents blasted polling stations across the country.
Bush: Iraq vote will set global example 1/28/2005, 9:35 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The elections in Iraq will set an example of democracy for the rest of the Middle East, President Bush said Friday.
Iraqi expatriates begin voting in U.S. 1/28/2005, 9:31 p.m. PT
SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) Hundreds of Iraqis streamed into polling places in five U.S. cities Friday, the first day they could vote in their homeland's election. Nearly 26,000 people have registered to vote in five U.S. metropolitan areas with heavy Iraqi populations: Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles and Washington.
Iraq sets dusk-to-dawn curfew before vote 1/28/2005, 8:32 p.m. PT
YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq (AP) Just ahead of the first free balloting in Iraq in half a century, the nation battened down for the vote, imposing a 7 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew on Friday and closing Baghdad International Airport. Five U.S. soldiers were killed in the capital and insurgents blasted polling stations across the country.
Iraqi expatriates begin voting in U.S. 1/28/2005, 7:51 p.m. PT
SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) Hundreds of Iraqis streamed into polling places in five U.S. cities Friday, the first day they could vote in their homeland's election. Nearly 26,000 people have registered to vote in five U.S. metropolitan areas with heavy Iraqi populations: Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles and Washington.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 1/28/2005, 7:49 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at least 1,423 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 1,087 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Skeptics question worth of Iraq election 1/28/2005, 7:32 p.m. PT
PARIS (AP) Is an election guarded by U.S. forces and marked by assassinations and car bombs better than no election at all?
Bush: Iraq vote will set global example 1/28/2005, 6:50 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The elections in Iraq will set an example of democracy for the rest of the Middle East, President Bush said Friday.
Iraqi expatriates begin voting in U.S. 1/28/2005, 3:32 p.m. PT
SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) Hundreds of Iraqis streamed into polling places in five U.S. cities Friday, the first day they could vote in their homeland's election. Nearly 26,000 people have registered to vote in five U.S. metropolitan areas with heavy Iraqi populations: Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles and Washington.
Iraq sets dusk-to-dawn curfew before vote 1/28/2005, 3:30 p.m. PT
YOUSSIFIYAH, Iraq (AP) Just ahead of the first free balloting in Iraq in half a century, the nation battened down for the vote, imposing a 7 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew on Friday and closing Baghdad International Airport. Five U.S. soldiers were killed in the capital and insurgents blasted polling stations across the country.
Bush: Iraq vote will set global example 1/28/2005, 3:28 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The elections in Iraq will set an example of democracy for the rest of the Middle East, President Bush said Friday.
Insurgents warn Iraqis not to vote 1/28/2005, 2:49 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents killed five American soldiers in separate attacks Friday in Baghdad and blasted more polling stations across the country, sending a message that if Iraqis suffer deaths and injuries on election day, "you have only yourselves to blame."
How to assess Iraq election day results 1/28/2005, 2:23 p.m. PT
(AP) Because there will be no exit polls nor complete election results released Sunday night, it could be difficult to assess and understand the results of Iraq's historic elections.
Unclear if arrests threaten al-Zarqawi 1/28/2005, 1:59 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The arrest of three more people linked to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has put officials very near to closing in on the al-Qaida-linked terror mastermind himself, Iraqi officials proclaimed Friday.
Skeptics question worth of Iraq election 1/28/2005, 1:51 p.m. PT
PARIS (AP) Is an election guarded by U.S. forces and marked by assassinations and car bombs better than no election at all?
Iraqis throughout Mideast cast ballots 1/28/2005, 1:19 p.m. PT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) At a mosque in downtown Tehran, women in head-to-toe black chadors waited in long lines Friday separate from the men to cast absentee ballots in Iraq's election, with many saying they hoped the vote would finally give Shiites power in their homeland.
Iraqi expatriates begin voting in U.S. 1/28/2005, 12:46 p.m. PT
SOUTHGATE, Mich. (AP) Hundreds of Iraqis streamed into polling places in five U.S. cities Friday, the first day they could vote in their homeland's election. Nearly 26,000 people have registered to vote in five U.S. metropolitan areas with heavy Iraqi populations: Detroit, Chicago, Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles and Washington. Tens of thousands more are expected to vote in 13 other countries during balloting that runs through Sunday.
Insurgents warn Iraqis not to vote 1/28/2005, 12:42 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents killed five American soldiers in separate attacks Friday in Baghdad and blasted more polling stations across the country, sending a message that if Iraqis suffer deaths and injuries on election day, "you have only yourselves to blame."
Vignettes of Iraqis casting votes abroad 1/28/2005, 12:00 p.m. PT
(AP) UNITED STATES: One poll worker shed tears of joy, while shouts and clapping accompanied the casting of ballots at a voting center near Detroit one of five U.S. cities hosting official ballot centers for Iraqis living overseas. Guards carefully examined IDs in the parking lot, and metal detectors scanned potential voters as they entered.
Turnout key to success of Iraq election 1/28/2005, 11:15 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) In terms familiar to U.S. voters, it's all about turnout in the Iraqi elections. Fourteen million Iraqis are eligible to vote, and their presence at the polls Sunday in a nation ridden by violence would be a welcome sight for a Bush administration determined to spread democracy in the Middle East and allay American fears about the war's rising toll.
U.S. Army helicopter crashes in Baghdad 1/28/2005, 10:20 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) An Army helicopter crashed in southwest Baghdad on Friday night, and the fate of the crew was not immediately known, a U.S. military official said.
Five American soldiers killed in Baghdad 1/28/2005, 10:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five American soldiers were killed Friday by roadside bombs and a shooting attack in Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Bush: Iraq voting will help change world 1/28/2005, 9:10 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) With the declaration "freedom is on the march," President Bush said the Iraqi elections Sunday will serve as an example to the rest of the Middle East.
Iraqis abroad bring hopes to ballot box 1/28/2005, 9:03 a.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Excited Iraqis braved freezing temperatures and tight security as they lined up Friday outside polling stations ranging from a furniture warehouse in Australia to a mosque in downtown Tehran to vote in their homeland's first independent elections in half a century.
Iraqis close to capturing al-Zarqawi 1/28/2005, 7:40 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Authorities have captured three lieutenants of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi are close to arresting the terror mastermind himself, Iraq's deputy prime minister said Friday.
2 associates of Zarqawi arrested in Iraq 1/28/2005, 3:29 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government on Friday announced the arrests of two close associates of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, including the chief of the terror mastermind's Baghdad operation. The announcement came two days before historic elections that extremists have vowed to subvert.
2 Zarqawi associates said arrested in Iraq 1/28/2005, 3:04 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A top Iraqi security official said Friday the government arrested two close associates of terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in mid-January. The announcement came just days before historic national elections that Zarqawi's group has vowed to disrupt.
Iraq's female candidates focus on rights 1/28/2005, 1:24 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Amal Kashif al-Ghita wears the type of all-enveloping black cloak that women in Iraq have worn for centuries. But when talk turns to politics she sounds decidedly 21st century.
Similarities seen in Iraqi, British vote 1/28/2005, 1:21 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) The elections were dominated by calls for a boycott, religious edicts prohibiting voting and accusations of foreign meddling, including by a dominating superpower. But this wasn't just Iraq over the last few weeks it was Iraq from the 1920s to 1958 as well.
Marines try to push election to Iraq polls 1/28/2005, 1:08 a.m. PT
ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq (AP) Bombers had hit one polling place overnight. Iraqi police supposed to be guarding two polling places were nowhere in sight. And Iraqi contractors charged with placing bomb barriers around the polls for Sunday's vote were likewise missing in action too scared to work.
Nearly 26,000 could vote at 5 U.S. sites 1/28/2005, 12:59 a.m. PT
DETROIT (AP) Before the weekend's over, nearly 26,000 Iraqis from coast to coast will have the chance to cast absentee ballots in their homeland's first free elections in more than 50 years.
Box: 25,946 Iraqis may vote at U.S. sites 1/28/2005, 12:58 a.m. PT
(AP) POLLS OPEN: Overseas voting in Iraq's elections runs Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m to 5 p.m. local time., in five cities Detroit, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and Nashville, Tenn.
25,946 Iraqis expected to vote in U.S. 1/28/2005, 12:41 a.m. PT
DETROIT (AP) Before the weekend's over, nearly 26,000 Iraqis from coast to coast will have the chance to cast absentee ballots in their homeland's first free elections in more than 50 years.
Iraq insurgents kill 12 as election nears 1/28/2005, 12:22 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents stepped up attacks Thursday against polling centers across Iraq, killing at least a dozen people, including a U.S. Marine, in the rebel campaign to frighten Iraqis away from participating in this weekend's election.
Similarities seen in Iraqi, British vote 1/28/2005, 12:09 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) The elections were dominated by calls for a boycott, religious edicts prohibiting voting and accusations of foreign meddling, including by a dominating superpower. But this wasn't just Iraq over the last few weeks it was Iraq from the 1920s to 1958 as well.

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