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January 5, 2003
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Inspectors set up new office in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.N. weapons inspectors began setting up a new office Saturday in the northern city of Mosul to broaden the range of their searches. Iraq's government declared that U.S. funding and military training for Iraqi opposition groups violate international law and Iraqi sovereignty.

For 20 years, he's healed Peru's poor
Dr. Tony Lazzara, a Tampa native, now wonders who can take over his clinic in the Andes when he has to leave.

Old business tops agenda when Congress convenes
WASHINGTON -- Old problems are likely to occupy the new Congress that convenes Tuesday with Republicans in control of the House and Senate.

Nation in brief: Gephardt joins presidential field
WASHINGTON -- Outgoing House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt of Missouri Saturday announced his intention to run for president in 2004, saying President Bush is leading America "down the wrong path or not leading at all" and pledging to offer "a distinctive choice and a different direction" on domestic and national security issues.

Pro-Chavez gunmen fire on Venezuelan police officers
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Gunmen aligned with President Hugo Chavez fired on police officers Saturday after the government accused the Caracas police of killing two people during a melee at an opposition rally a day earlier, the police chief said. Two officers were wounded.

Fighting terror: Pakistan denies U.S. hot pursuit claim
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan insisted Saturday that it never gave the United States permission to chase Taliban and al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan into Pakistan, the latest fallout from a week-old border incident that is still touching raw nerves.

World in brief: Company claims second cloned human born
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Clonaid, the company that claims to have produced the first human clone, said Saturday a second cloned baby has been born to a Dutch lesbian couple.

Canada report: Canadians note increase in refugees from U.S.
There's been a huge increase in the number of Americans making refugee claims in Canada since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.





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