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Saturday  January 29, 2005

Iraqis begin historic vote amid attacks 1/29/2005, 10:05 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqis voted Sunday in their country's first free election in a half-century, as insurgents made good on threats of violence with a suicide bombing at a polling station and mortar attacks in several cities. Casting his vote, President Ghazi al-Yawer called it Iraq's first step "toward joining the free world."
Iraqis worldwide continue casting ballots 1/29/2005, 9:50 p.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Fistfights broke out at an Australian polling station for Iraqis abroad Saturday when a group of Islamic extremists chanted slogans against those casting ballots, while Iraqis around the world voted for a second day in their homeland's election.
Polls open in Iraq, blast heard in Baghdad 1/29/2005, 9:37 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqis voted Sunday in their country's first free election in a half-century, defying threats of violence and an initial round of attacks from insurgents determined to sabotage the balloting. As he cast his vote, President Ghazi al-Yawer called it Iraq's first step "toward joining the free world."
Iraqis near Saddam's hometown vow to vote 1/29/2005, 4:51 p.m. PT
ALAM, Iraq (AP) Many Iraqis living near Saddam Hussein's hometown said they will vote Sunday because the ballot not violence will end Iraq's occupation by U.S.-led coalition troops.
Analysis: Iraq results may be slow to show 1/29/2005, 4:04 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Just as in any election, it's the undecided voters who will make the difference in Iraq.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 1/29/2005, 3:20 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at least 1,428 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.
Two killed at U.S. Embassy on eve of vote 1/29/2005, 3:18 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq stood on the verge of its first free election in a half-century Saturday, its borders and bridges locked down, its hopes on the line. The government urged Iraqis to vote despite their fears of violence, even as insurgents rocketed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, killing two Americans.
Iraqis worldwide continue casting ballots 1/29/2005, 2:45 p.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Fistfights broke out at an Australian polling station for Iraqis abroad Saturday when a group of Islamic extremists chanted slogans against those casting ballots, while Iraqis around the world voted for a second day in their homeland's election.
Newsview: Iraq results may be slow to show 1/29/2005, 2:26 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Just as in any election, it's the undecided voters who will make the difference in Iraq.
Summary: Two Americans killed in Baghdad 1/29/2005, 2:00 p.m. PT
(AP) ELECTION EVE VIOLENCE: Despite a massive security lockdown on election eve, insurgents rocketed the U.S. Embassy and killed two Americans.
Pre-election attacks target Iraqi schools 1/29/2005, 1:05 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Another car bomb in Baghdad. But this time it wasn't aimed at an American military patrol. Its seemingly unlikely target: the Moutassim Primary School.
Shortstop-turned-Marine survives 9 bombs 1/29/2005, 12:59 p.m. PT
ASKAN, Iraq (AP) The first time Lance Cpl. Tony Stevens was bombed in Iraq, a car packed with 155 mm shells exploded next to his vehicle just as a device containing five more shells detonated beneath it.
Iraqis try to stock up on food, gasoline 1/29/2005, 12:41 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Nightfall approached, the military curfew drew near and Baghdad residents scurried from shop to shop on one of the city's main streets to stock up on food, water and gasoline before Sunday's national election. "I hope the coming government will be wise and will look at what people need," said Umm Ahmed, one of the shoppers who braved the city's dangerous streets.
Procedures for voting in Iraqi election 1/29/2005, 12:14 p.m. PT
(AP) WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT: Each voter will be given two paper ballots one for the 275-member National Assembly and the other for provincial legislatures. Voters in the Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Iraq will receive a third ballot for the self-governing region's parliament.
AP Enterprise: A vote by one Iraqi exile 1/29/2005, 11:39 a.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) We didn't look much alike, those of us milling about the school courtyard and lining up to vote: Elderly men in traditional Arab gowns, young men in ski jackets and women in bright, flowing robes or beneath long, black abayas.
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hit; two killed 1/29/2005, 11:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad with a rocket Saturday, killing two Americans. Militants also set off explosions that killed eight Iraqis and a U.S. soldier and blasted polling places across the country Saturday as Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's government urged Iraqis to overcome their fear of violence and vote in landmark elections.
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hit; two killed 1/29/2005, 11:16 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A rocket hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad late Saturday, killing two Americans who worked there and wounding four others on the eve of Iraq's landmark elections, a U.S. Embassy official said.
Iraqi official rejects religious state 1/29/2005, 9:55 a.m. PT
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) The Shiite party expected to dominate Iraq's election will not seek to create a religious state, will ensure that Sunnis have a strong representation in any future government and will not ask U.S. forces to leave any time soon, Iraq's national security adviser assured world leaders Saturday.
Iraq president expects majority to vote 1/29/2005, 9:28 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's president said Saturday that many Iraqis will stay away from the polls in his country's historic election because of security fears, though he later said he expected a majority of Iraqis to participate.
Iraq president warns against low turnout 1/29/2005, 8:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's president said Saturday that many Iraqis will stay away from the polls in his country's historic election because of security fears and warned the vote will fail if Sunnis don't participate.
U.S., Iraqi forces clamp down before vote 1/29/2005, 8:41 a.m. PT
MUSAYYIB, Iraq (AP) Marines took up positions on a polling station roof and hulking U.S. Abrams tanks sealed off bridges and roads Saturday, imposing a lockdown on a region south of Baghdad notorious for guerrilla attacks as poll workers stacked up ballot boxes for Iraq's landmark elections.
Iraqis worldwide cast their ballots 1/29/2005, 7:00 a.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Iraqis from London to Los Angeles stepped up to take part in their country's first democratic election in half a century, determined to shape the future of their homeland and praying for an end to the insurgency.
Kurds say they will demand key Iraq post 1/29/2005, 6:48 a.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.
Iraqi president: Many voters to stay away 1/29/2005, 6:27 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's president said Saturday that many Iraqis will stay away from the polls in his country's historic election because of security fears and warned the vote will fail if Sunnis don't participate.
Iraqi president: Most people won't vote 1/29/2005, 5:59 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's president predicted Saturday that most of his country's people will not go to the polls for a historic election Sunday, mostly because of security fears.
Insurgents bomb polling places in Iraq 1/29/2005, 5:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body in front of a police station in a Kurdish town near the Iranian border, killing eight people on the eve of Iraq's crucial national election, Iraqi and U.S. officials said. Insurgents blasted polling places in at least eight cities.
Iraqis across Middle East cast ballots 1/29/2005, 5:22 a.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) It was almost as if Jordan itself was holding elections Saturday as Iraqi voters living here cast ballots on the second day of overseas voting in their nation's elections.
Insurgents blast polling sites around Iraq 1/29/2005, 3:42 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body in front of a police station in a Kurdish town near the Iranian border, killing eight people on the eve of Iraq's crucial national election, Iraqi and U.S. officials said. Insurgents blasted polling places in at least eight cities.
Iraqi election workers are on frontline 1/29/2005, 2:08 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) When Karim Khodeir thinks of Sunday's historic elections, two images pop into his head: One is a bloodied portrait of car bombers ramming into lines of voters. The other is brighter, one of hopeful Iraqis freely casting ballots for the first time in decades.
Iraqis rush for food, gas before election 1/29/2005, 1:01 a.m. PT
(AP) BAGHDAD, Iraq Nightfall approached, the military curfew drew near and Baghdad residents scurried from shop to shop on one of the city's main streets to stock up on food, water and gasoline before Sunday's national election.
Groups use Internet to scare Iraqi voters 1/29/2005, 12:48 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) In Baghdad, armed men hand out fliers threatening people with death if they vote in the upcoming elections. But on the Internet a more effective campaign against the vote is under way.
Heavy gunbattle heard in Baghdad 1/29/2005, 12:15 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Bursts of heavy machine gun and rifle fire were heard Saturday in central Baghdad.
Wide boycott of elections expected in Anbar 1/29/2005, 12:11 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) Relatively few people in this former insurgent stronghold are likely to turn out for Sunday's election. Some fear the insurgents, others believe it is against Islam to vote in elections organized by "infidels."

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