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Iraqi doctors treat the wounded in Jordan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Ali Mizhir was on his way to a market in Baghdad to buy slippers three years ago when a car bomb exploded nearby, blowing away much of his lower left leg.

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Iraqi doctors treat the wounded in Jordan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Ali Mizhir was on his way to a market in Baghdad to buy slippers three years ago when a car bomb exploded nearby, blowing away much of his lower left leg.

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US troops say Iraqis ready for Obama timetable

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At a sandstorm-battered base near Saddam Hussein's hometown, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Siwatu Spikes agrees it's nearly about time for combat troops to leave Iraq.

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Obama's balancing act on Iraq withdrawal strategy

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama leaned heavily toward field commanders' preferences in setting a time frame for an Iraq pullout, as he weighed the fervent desires of anti-war supporters who propelled him into office and the equally strong worries of war generals.

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Leaving Iraq: Shift to south, exit through desert

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The U.S. military map in Iraq in early 2010: Marines are leaving the western desert, Army units are in the former British zone in the south and the overall mission is coalescing around air and logistics hubs in central and northern Iraq.

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Falling oil prices stymie Iraq's security spending

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Falling oil prices will force Iraq to cut back on military spending, leaving questions about whether it can handle tasks such as protecting oil platforms in the Gulf once the American pullout is complete, a top U.S. commander said.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,254

Updated: 03/03/2009 - As of Monday, March 2, 2009, at least 4,254 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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US commanders hone battlefield diplomacy in Iraq

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Sheik Sabah Mutasher appreciated the U.S. Army's efforts to build a school for his tribe. But he didn't embrace the American mission until Col. Walt Piatt showed up in a dusty pickup truck for a spur-of-the-moment courtesy call.

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US commanders hone battlefield diplomacy in Iraq

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Sheik Sabah Mutasher appreciated the U.S. Army's efforts to build a school for his tribe. But he didn't embrace the American mission until Col. Walt Piatt showed up in a dusty pickup truck for a spur-of-the-moment courtesy call.

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Parliament chief: Guinea-Bissau 'very delicate'

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The man in line to become Guinea-Bissau's interim leader briefly addressed the nation Tuesday for the first time since the president's assassination brought about a power vacuum.

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Parliament chief: Guinea-Bissau 'very delicate'

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The man in line to become Guinea-Bissau's interim leader briefly addressed the nation Tuesday for the first time since the president's assassination brought about a power vacuum.

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Iraq struggles with spending plan as oil dips

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Iraqi lawmakers struggled Tuesday to hammer out spending plans that could include additional cuts in reconstruction and military purchases because of falling oil prices.

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Bangladesh: 6 army officers missing after mutiny

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Bangladeshi police arrested the suspected ringleader of a deadly border guard mutiny that killed at least 69 people, during a raid in a slum in the capital on Tuesday, officials said.

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Khodorkovsky calm, smiling at new trial hearing

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Lawyers for jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky demanded the removal of prosecutors Tuesday at the opening of hearings in a new trial denounced by Kremlin critics as a government effort to keep him behind bars.

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US monitoring NKorea missile activity from Japan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The U.S. military is closely monitoring activities in North Korea from its bases in Japan ahead of the expected launch of a long-range missile that could be capable of striking U.S. territory, officials said Tuesday.

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Cuba shake-up raises questions about US relations

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Cuban President Raul Castro's decision to oust powerful officials close to his brother Fidel raises questions both about who will succeed him and how the biggest government shakeup since he took power a year ago will impact U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

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