Sharon makes oblique reference to nukes: "The United States backs Israel's right to weapons of deterrence, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday, an oblique reference to Israel's secret store of nuclear weapons."
Militias said to set Sudanese on fire: "Arab militias chained civilians together and set them on fire in Sudan's western Darfur region, where tens of thousands have been killed in a 17-month conflict, according to a report by an African Union monitoring team."
Iraqis delay national conference 2 weeks: "A national conference considered a crucial first step in the country's fledgling move toward democracy was postponed for two weeks, an organizer said Thursday, a day after a massive car bombing that killed 70 people."
Iraqi militants kidnap Somali man; bomb death toll at 70: "BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) - The insurgent group of Jordanian militantAbu Musab al-Zarqawi kidnapped a Somali truck driver in Iraq andthreatened to behead him if his Kuwaiti company doesn't stopworking there, according to a videotape aired Thursday."
Ukraine weighs withdrawal of troops from Iraq: "KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine is negotiating with the United States and Poland to reduce and eventually withdraw its troops from Iraq, a top defense official said Thursday, becoming the latest country to consider pulling out its mission."
Saddam said to have prostate infection: "BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein suffers from a chronic prostate infection and has refused to have a biopsy to prove he does not have cancer, an Iraqi official said in an interview Thursday on Al-Jazeera television."
Iraqi militants say Pakistani hostages killed: "BAGHDAD, Iraq - A militant group holding two Pakistani contractors hostage said Wednesday it had killed the men but freed their Iraqi driver, the television station Al-Jazeera reported."
"We're coming with a mighty force to end the reign of your
oppressors," Bush said, addressing Iraqis who might be
listening from afar. "We are coming to bring you food and
medicine and a better life. And we are coming and we will
not stop, we will not relent until your country is free."
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