Pakistan denies al-Qaeda chief trapped

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PAKISTAN has denied any knowledge of al-Qaeda terror network leader Osama bin Laden being cornered by US and British special forces in a mountainous area in the northwest of the country.

Bush apologises, dumps it on Rumsfeld

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President George W. Bush apologised for the first time overnight for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops and faulted Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for not keeping him in the loop on problems at US-run prisons in Iraq.

US: Seven arrests over Chicago plot

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Seven people suspected of plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower and other targets have been arrested by the FBI.

Stay or Die :Analysis and memory of refugees

The clock rings. Announces of death, disappearances and injuries reach us. The thunder of canons, we hear. In less than a quarter maybe that could be my end too. One group passes, a second group …

US in Baghdad Shia area

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US forces have made a major advance into a mainly Shia area in Baghdad, a stronghold of the radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr.

Iraq: Insurgents Attack Polling Stations

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Insurgents staged attacks against polling stations and political party offices on Wednesday, as they pressed a bloody campaign to undermine Iraq (news - web sites)'s weekend elections.

Bin Laden named Blair as ‘top enemy’

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Al-Qaeda terrorist network leader Osama bin Laden instructed his operations chief to prepare a strike on London's Heathrow airport soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US, it was reported yesterday.

China: Calls for apology rejected

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Beijing has no reason to apologise over a wave of anti-Japanese protests, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing has said.