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U.S. Forces Take Control of 70% of Fallujah

U.S. forces bottled up guerrillas in a narrow strip of Fallujah's alleys and streets Wednesday after a stunningly swift advance that seized control of 70 percent of the insurgent stronghold.

Site Prepared for Arafat's Burial

Bulldozers and earthmovers pushed aside rubble and hauled away piles of wrecked cars Wednesday to prepare Yasser Arafat's battered West Bank compound for his burial.

Bush Picks Gonzales to Replace Ashcroft

U.S. President George W. Bush has chosen White House counsel Alberto Gonzales, a Texas confidant and one of the most prominent Hispanics in the administration, to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft, sources close to the White House said Wednesday.

NASA's Scramjet Shoots for Mach 10

They call it a ""scramjet,"" an engine so blindingly fast that it could carry an airplane from San Francisco to Washington in about 20 minutes -- or even quicker.

French Flee Ivory Coast During Violent Clashes

France and the United Nations on Wednesday began evacuating thousands of French and other expatriates trapped at homes, UN offices and a French military base during four days of rampages targeting French citizens and troops in the West African nation.

IEA: Oil Price May Have Peaked

Oil prices may have peaked when setting a record last month as OPEC and other countries boosted production and high prices restrained demand, the International Energy Agency, an oil adviser to 26 nations, said Wednesday.

China's Economy Comes Off the Boil

China's industrial production rose in October at its slowest pace in three months as government lending restrictions hurt sales of automakers including General Motors and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings.

Microsoft to Unveil New Search Engine

Microsoft plans to publicly unveil a new Internet search engine this week, stepping up a challenge to market leader Google.

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