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Al-Qaida front claims Iraq police academy bombing - The Associated Press Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:40:19 GMT

guardian.co.uk

Al-Qaida front claims Iraq police academy bombing
The Associated Press
The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq says in an Internet statement that a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest carried out the attack. The message's authenticity could not be verified. Sunday's attack was the worst in Baghdad in months. ...
Iraq govt to control US-backed Sunni militias by April AFP
Group claims responsibility for Iraq bombing PRESS TV
Qaeda-linked group claims deadly Baghdad bombing Reuters
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Iraq Shoe-Thrower Jailed for 3 Years - Voice of America Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:04:27 GMT

TIME

Iraq Shoe-Thrower Jailed for 3 Years
Voice of America
... with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in December. A judge had postponed the trial in February to determine if Mr. Bush was on an official visit during the December incident. Zaidi's lawyers had argued that Mr. Bush's visit to Iraq was unannounced.
Video: Iraqi journalist jailed for Bush shoe attack - 12 Mar 09 Al Jazeera
Iraq Journalist Sentenced to 3 Years for Throwing Shoes at Bush Bloomberg
Iraq court jails Bush shoe-thrower for three years AFP
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US senators call for reconsideration of Hill for Iraq ambassador - Xinhua Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:11:49 GMT

Straits Times

US senators call for reconsideration of Hill for Iraq ambassador
Xinhua, China
WASHINGTON, March 12 (Xinhua) -- Two US senators on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to reconsider his choice of veteran diplomat Christopher Hill as American ambassador to Iraq, saying the future US envoy should be more familiar with the Middle ...
Republicans oppose Obama pick for Iraq ambassador The Associated Press
US Senators urge Obama to reconsider Hill for Iraq AFP
Obama picks US ambassadors to Iraq, Afghanistan Reuters
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UK officials were worried about Iraq dossier - The Associated Press Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:40:18 GMT

BBC News

UK officials were worried about Iraq dossier
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Officials drafting an intelligence dossier that was used to help justify the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq discussed worries that Britain risked exaggerating the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime, documents released on Thursday ...
Inquiry calls over Iraq dossier BBC News
Cabinet Office papers reveal Iraq dossier fears guardian.co.uk
Secret emails show Iraq dossier was 'sexed up' Independent
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Iraqi PM pays tribute to dead Australian soldiers in Iraq - Xinhua Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:46:42 GMT

Voice of America

Iraqi PM pays tribute to dead Australian soldiers in Iraq
Xinhua, China
CANBERRA, March 12 (Xinhua) -- As the 6th anniversary of the Iraqi war approaches, visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki paid tribute on Thursday to Australia's servicemen who lost their life in the Iraq's battle field. ...
Iraq pledges to buy more Australian wheat ABC Online
Extremists losing in Iraq despite attacks: PM AFP
Iraqi PM: Terrorists Losing Capability Despite Recent Attacks Voice of America
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Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders - BBC News Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:33:12 GMT

Los Angeles Times

Tariq Aziz guilty of Iraq murders
BBC News, UK
Aziz, a Christian, was Iraq's foreign minister during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, later becoming the deputy prime minister. He had argued that his work was political and he bore no responsibility for the deaths of the flour merchants. ...
Video: Ex-Saddam aide Tariq Aziz gets 15 years in jail - 11 Mar 09 Al Jazeera
Tariq Aziz guilty in 1992 killing of Iraqi merchants Los Angeles Times
FACTBOX-Iraq's former Deputy PM Aziz sentenced to 15 years Reuters
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4257 - Bellingham Herald Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:52:13 GMT

Pasadena Weekly

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4257
Bellingham Herald, WA
AP As of Thursday, March 12, 2009, at least 4257 members of the US military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. ...
The Count Pasadena Weekly
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4257 The Daily Advance
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Iraq Kurd leader eyes 1 mln bpd oil in 3 yrs - Reuters Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:40:03 GMT

AFP

Iraq Kurd leader eyes 1 mln bpd oil in 3 yrs
Reuters
By Tom Bergin LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region said the area has the capacity to produce one million barrels per day of crude in three years and criticised Baghdad's policies on oil as "failed". ...
Kurdish president says Kurds "stronger with Iraq" Reuters UK
Iranian shelling kills Kurdish child on Iraq border: mayor AFP
President Barzani warns consequences of violating constitution Kurdish Aspect
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Military prosecutors denied access to CBS 60 Minutes footage - Los Angeles Times Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:59:20 GMT

Los Angeles Times

Military prosecutors denied access to CBS 60 Minutes footage
Los Angeles Times, CA
... Pendleton today refused a request from prosecutors for access to unbroadcast portions of a CBS "60 Minutes" interview with Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich for use in Wuterich's court martial stemming from the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq. ...
What a long strange war it's been Foreign Policy
Haditha prosecutor argues for release of interview San Jose Mercury News
No release for CBS tapes of Marine in Iraqi deaths The Associated Press
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Novel about Mexico murders takes critics' book prize - Houston Chronicle Fri, 13 Mar 2009 01:44:20 GMT

3 News NZ

Novel about Mexico murders takes critics' book prize
Houston Chronicle, United States
The general nonfiction prize went to the New York Times' Dexter Filkins for The Forever War, based on his years of reporting on violent, unpredictable post-Saddam Iraq. The awards by the organization of some 700 active book reviewers were announced ...
Roberto Bolano's `2666' wins book critics prize The Associated Press
Chile novelist Bolano wins US book critics award Reuters India
Roberto Bolaño wins National Book Critics Circle award Seattle Post Intelligencer
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