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Sunday  October 9, 2005

Groups hold negotiations on Iraqi charter 10/9/2005, 7:56 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With U.S. mediation, Shiite Muslim and Kurdish officials negotiated with Sunni Arab leaders Sunday over possible last-minute additions to Iraq's proposed constitution, trying to win Sunni support ahead of next weekend's crucial referendum.
Bid to delay Saddam's trial dismissed 10/9/2005, 5:10 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein's lawyer has asked that the start of the ousted leader's trial be delayed and challenged the court's competence, but officials dismissed the request and said Sunday that the Oct. 19 starting date is firm.
Marines who stormed Fallujah back in Iraq 10/9/2005, 4:51 p.m. PT
HADITHA, Iraq (AP) They stormed the insurgent-ridden city of Fallujah, returned home, and now are back in Iraq's most troubled province all in 10 months time
Groups hold negotiations on Iraqi charter 10/9/2005, 4:39 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) With U.S. mediation, Shiite Muslim and Kurdish officials negotiated with Sunni Arab leaders Sunday over possible last-minute additions to Iraq's proposed constitution, trying to win Sunni support ahead of next weekend's crucial referendum.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 10/9/2005, 2:35 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at least 1,954 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 1,521 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The figures include five military civilians.
Bid to delay Saddam's trial dismissed 10/9/2005, 2:32 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein's lawyer has asked that the start of the ousted leader's trial be delayed and challenged the court's competence, but officials dismissed the request and said Sunday that the Oct. 19 starting date is firm.
Iraq urges citizens to vote in referendum 10/9/2005, 6:26 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government on Sunday urged Iraqis to vote in next week's constitutional referendum, condemning insurgent groups for demanding a boycott and for killing hundreds of civilians to wreck the ballot.
Suicide car bomb kills two in Basra 10/9/2005, 6:04 a.m. PT
BASRA, Iraq (AP) A suicide car bomb killed two people Sunday outside an apartment building used by the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade, a Shiite militia linked to one of the main parties in the Iraqi government, police said.
Iraq urges citizens to vote in referendum 10/9/2005, 5:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The government on Sunday urged Iraqis to vote in next week's constitutional referendum, condemning insurgent groups for demanding a boycott and for killing scores of civilians in an effort to wreck the ballot.
Suicide car bomb kills two in Basra 10/9/2005, 3:23 a.m. PT
BASRA, Iraq (AP) A suicide car bomb killed two people Sunday outside an apartment building used by the Iranian-backed Badr Brigade, a Shiite militia linked to one of the main parties in the Iraqi government, police said.
Iraq unveils security measures for vote 10/9/2005, 2:47 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq announced a curfew, weapons ban, border closings and other security measures Saturday to clamp down ahead of next weekend's key constitutional referendum and prevent insurgent attacks. Sunni Arabs geared up their campaign to defeat the measure at the polls.
Troops ask Iraqis to help find insurgents 10/9/2005, 1:15 a.m. PT
HADITHA, Iraq (AP) Iraqi commanders accompanied by U.S. Marines walked through the streets of this former insurgent stronghold Saturday, trying to convince residents they could safely provide tips about hidden militants in what has evolved from a major military assault into a campaign to break the insurgency's psychological grip on the city.

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