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Computer system down for a month in Iraq (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 02:27:57 GMT

The U.S. spent at least $38 million to give Iraq's government a computerized accounting system — and no one noticed when it was not working for a month, a report said Wednesday.


$38 Million Computerized Accounting System Proving Useless in Iraq (Washington Post)
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:51:14 GMT

A $38 million U.S. effort to create a computerized accounting system for the Iraqi government has been suspended because the Ministry of Finance there has continued to use a paper system, according to the latest report of Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction.


Turkish planes bomb Iraq village, no major incursion (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:23:13 GMT

Turkish warplanes attacked a village in northern Iraq on Wednesday, an Iraqi Kurdish security official said, but Turkey said it wanted to hold back from a major incursion to give diplomacy a chance.


Iraq's Kurd vow to fight Turkish troops (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:02:29 GMT

Two Turkish jet fighters streaked across the mountain peaks near this border village Wednesday as part of an expanding military force gathered to pressure Kurdish rebels to abandon their hideouts in northern Iraq.


Iraq, Afghan wars could cost US 2.4 trillion: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 22:25:41 GMT

The total cost, including debt servicing, of the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach 2.4 trillion dollars by 2017, a non-partisan estimate found Wednesday, sparking fresh political rancor.


U.S. military deaths in Iraq at 3,838 (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 23:02:54 GMT

As of Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at least 3,838 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,125 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.


Turks ponder problems of Iraq incursion (AP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:10:15 GMT

Turkey has options if it decides to launch a major assault on Kurdish rebels in Iraq: airstrikes on suspected hideouts, helicopter-borne commando raids, or the long-term occupation of a "buffer" zone to seal off paths across the mountainous border.


State Department security chief to resign amid Iraq scandals (CNN.com)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:42:03 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department's security chief announced his resignation on Wednesday in the wake of last month's deadly Blackwater USA shooting incident in Baghdad and growing questions about the use of private contractors in Iraq.


Turkey masses more troops, raids in Iraq confirmed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:21:32 GMT

Turkish warplanes and troops attacked Kurdish rebels inside Iraq this week, security sources said on Wednesday, but Ankara wants to hold back from any major incursion for now to give diplomacy a chance.


Iraq mini-series begins shooting in Mozambique (AFP via Yahoo! News)
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:09:07 GMT

Authorities in Maputo told residents Wednesday not to be disturbed by the sound of explosions and gunfire as the producers of a US mini-series on the war in Iraq begin shooting in Mozambique's capital.