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Sunday  October 16, 2005

A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 10/16/2005, 6:20 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at least 1,976 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 1,531 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The figures include five military civilians.
Sunnis appear to fall short in Iraq vote 10/16/2005, 6:03 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's landmark constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday after initial results showed minority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent acceptance was a major step in the attempt to establish a democratic government that could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 10/16/2005, 4:12 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at least 1,976 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 1,531 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The figures include five military civilians.
Sunnis appear to fall short in Iraq vote 10/16/2005, 3:47 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's landmark constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday after initial results showed minority Sunni Arabs had fallen short in an effort to veto it at the polls. The apparent acceptance was a major step in the attempt to establish a democratic government that could lead to the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Initial results from Iraq's referendum 10/16/2005, 3:08 p.m. PT
(AP) Initial results from Iraq's constitutional referendum, as reported by election officials in each province. The figures are from the first tallies done by each province's counting centers, which must be sent to Baghdad for another check and compilation. The final official figures, likely to be announced no sooner than Tuesday, may differ.
Arab commentators split over Iraq's future 10/16/2005, 1:09 p.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq's U.S. and British backers congratulated the country Sunday for conducting a successful and essentially violence-free constitutional referendum, calling it a victory over terrorism. Arab assessments ranged from positive to predictions of dire and bloody days to come regardless of the outcome of the vote.
Iraq charter seems assured of approval 10/16/2005, 10:54 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday, despite strong opposition from Sunni Arabs who voted in surprisingly high numbers in an effort to stop it. The U.S. military announced that five American soldiers were killed by a bomb blast on referendum day.
Rice: Iraq to remain violent despite vote 10/16/2005, 10:00 a.m. PT
LONDON (AP) Violence will continue in Iraq even if the new constitution is approved, but support for the insurgency will wane as the country moves toward democracy, Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.
Arab commentators split over Iraq's future 10/16/2005, 8:24 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq's constitutional referendum may have put the troubled country on the road to recovery, some Arab commentators said Sunday, but others suggested bloody days lay ahead regardless of the vote outcome.
Iraq charter seems assured of approval 10/16/2005, 7:32 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's constitution seemed assured of passage Sunday despite strong opposition from Sunni Arabs, who turned out in surprisingly high numbers in an effort to stop it. The U.S. military announced that five American soldiers were killed by a bomb blast on referendum day.
Arab commentators split over Iraq's future 10/16/2005, 6:31 a.m. PT
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) Iraq's constitutional referendum may have put the troubled country on the road to recovery, some Arab commentators said Sunday, but others suggested bloody days lay ahead regardless of the vote outcome.
Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq bombing 10/16/2005, 5:47 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Five U.S. Army soldiers participating in a combat operation were killed by a roadside bomb west of Baghdad during Iraq's constitutional referendum, the military said Sunday.
Iraqi constitution appears likely to pass 10/16/2005, 4:21 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's constitution appeared headed toward passage Sunday despite strong opposition from Sunni Arabs who turned out in surprisingly high numbers to try to block it. But any victory could be muted by the prospect that the result might further divide the country.

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