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Iraqis Poisoned by Nuclear Site's Looted Items

For Iptisam Nuri, a mother of five who was sick with typhoid, the arrival of the barrels in her home at first seemed a godsend.

Nimrud Treasures Found in Bank

U.S. occupation authorities announced the recovery Saturday of most of the items feared looted from the National Museum here, after museum officials revealed where the artifacts had been taken for safekeeping.

Blair's Aide Admits to Error in Evidence Against Hussein

A top aide to Prime Minister Tony Blair has promised the British secret service to take much more care in presenting intelligence material to the public after a row over a dossier on Iraq's weapons, his office said on Sunday.

U.S. Plans Pullout From Korean DMZ

The United States and South Korea have agreed to a timetable for removing front line American forces from the South's border with communist North Korea in a bid to boost security, the allies said in a statement.

Chinese Villagers Heed Party's War Cry on SARS

The corn farmers were dressed in camouflage and sitting in the dark on the side of the road, their unshaven faces barely visible in the dim light cast from the doorway of a small shack. When a jeep tried to turn off the highway, they jumped up and ran into the road to block it.

Live Large on a Mexico Beach

In a world enthralled by thin, perhaps no place is more slanted toward the slender or more daunting for the double-chinned than the beach.

Disguised Palestinians Shoot 4

Three Palestinians disguised as Israeli soldiers sneaked into an army post Sunday and killed four Israeli soldiers before being killed by troops -- the first major attack on Israelis since last week's Middle East summit.

Afghan Bomber Blows Up Bus With German Troops

A suspected suicide car bomber hit a military bus carrying German troops on Saturday in Kabul, killing at least four soldiers and wounding 29 in the deadliest attack on the international security force since its work began 18 months ago, officials said.

2 Top N.Y. Times Editors Quit

Two of the most powerful figures in U.S. journalism, New York Times executive editor Howell Raines and managing editor Gerald M. Boyd, have resigned after two reporting scandals that called into question the judgment of the leadership of the nation's most influential newspaper.

Oracle in $5.1Bln Hostile Bid for Rival

Bringing the drama -- and the mud-slinging -- back to California's Silicon Valley, Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison on Friday lobbed an unsolicited bid for his database company to buy rival PeopleSoft Inc. for $5.1 billion in cash and pledged to discontinue its products.

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