Video shows snipers' chilling work in Iraq

(CNN) -- Chilling scenes from a videotape made by insurgents show the work of snipers in Iraq, targeting and killing American troops, taking them down with a single bullet from a high-powered rifle. The graphic video of 10 sniper attacks was obtained by CNN -- through intermediaries -- from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq.

FBI interrogates man in stadium 'threat' case

MILWAUKEE.- FBI agents questioned a 20-year-old Milwaukee man as they tried to determine who made apparently phony Internet threats of "dirty bomb" attacks at NFL stadiums this weekend.

Bush accepts Iraq-Vietnam war comparison

Guardian Unlimited
The escalating violence in Iraq could be compared to the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam, which was a turning point in that war, the US president admitted last night.
In an interview on ABC News, George Bush was asked whether he agreed with the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who wrote that the real "October surprise" was what "seems like the jihadist equivalent of the Tet offensive".

Chinese envoy delivers message to North Korea's Kim

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese envoy met North Korean leader Kim Jong Il Thursday and delivered a personal message from China's president — the highest-level Chinese visit to its isolated ally since the North's nuclear test last week.

North Korea's 'Mr. Bomb' remains mystery

SEOUL, South Korea -- The scientists who have propelled North Korea's decades-long nuclear program are, like much else in the tightly controlled communist country, shrouded in a deep veil of secrecy.

“Iran-Syria plan will end terrorism in Iraq”

(AlJazeera) In a recent interview with BBC’s Jim Muir, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani expressed support for the idea of opening talks with Iran and Syria, saying that such a move could end the current violence in his country "within months".

Tony Blair rejects leaving Iraq as storm grows over strategy

CATHERINE MacLEOD, Uk political editor
Tony Blair dismissed any possibility of an early exit from Iraq amid growing unease on both sides of the Atlantic about the military strategy.

Bush: 'Grave consequence' for North Korea nuke transfer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Wednesday the United States would stop North Korea from transferring nuclear weapons to Iran or al Qaeda and that the communist regime would then face "a grave consequence." Bush refused to spell out how the United States would retaliate. "They'd be held to account," the president said in an ABC News interview.

U.S. October death toll in Iraq hits 70

By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Eleven more U.S. troops were slain in combat, the military said Wednesday, putting October on track to be the deadliest month for U.S. forces since the siege of Fallujah nearly two years ago.


Iraqi government removes top generals from police posts

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