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April 1, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq
    Red Cross visits coalition's POWs, but can't see Iraq's

    GENEVA -- The international Red Cross said Monday that it had started visiting thousands of prisoners of war held by coalition forces in Iraq, but had yet to receive word that it can see U.S. POWs taken by the Iraqi military.

    Soldiers rush into enemy fire to save woman
    HINDIYAH, Iraq -- "We've got to get her off that bridge," he said.

    Arnett fired; Rivera denies expulsion
    NBC News fired longtime war correspondent Peter Arnett on Monday over an interview he gave to state-run Iraqi TV, in which the reporter said the U.S. war plan had "failed due to Iraqi resistance."

    Bush warns that Iraq may attack the U.S. home front
    PHILADELPHIA -- President Bush said Monday that terrorist groups or even, in a last-ditch show of desperation, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein "may try to bring terror to our shores" in retaliation for the war in Iraq.

    War drives Powell to visit allies
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Colin Powell will travel to Turkey and Belgium for talks on the war with Iraq and postwar reconstruction of that country.

    Militants' files tie Iraqis to al-Qaida
    BIYARE, Iraq -- A U.S.-led assault on a compound controlled by an extremist Islamic group turned up a list of names of suspected militants living in the United States and what may be the strongest evidence yet linking the group to al-Qaida, coalition commanders said Monday.

    Basra: Bridge of surprise
    At encircled Basra, civilians flow back and forth across a British-held bridge. Meanwhile, Iraq's port has light and water again, and much-needed relief begins to reach the north.

    Compassion for America curdles abroad
    DELHI, India -- After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Vaibhav Singh of Delhi felt sorry for the people of the United States.

    Water, equipment woes delay work at burning oil wells
    A shortage of water and an equipment failure prevented firefighters on Monday from quenching the last fires raging at sabotaged oil wells in one of Iraq's biggest oil fields.

    Dispatch from the 101st
    Mission: Take the city, preserve the mosque

    NAJAF, Iraq -- The order was simply stated, but not necessarily simple to follow: Destroy enemy bunkers, weapons and personnel to hasten the fall of this ancient holy city.

    The dialogue of battle draws portrait of fight
    NAJAF, Iraq -- Monday's attack on Najaf by the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division succeeded in weakening key Iraqi positions in the city.

    Mystery flu flares up in Hong Kong apartments
    HONG KONG -- Health officials sealed off an apartment building and quarantined all 240 residents Monday after reporting an alarming jump in new cases of a mystery flulike disease.

    Hundreds of homes buried in landslide
    LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A landslide buried hundreds of homes in a mining town in northern Bolivia on Monday, and officials say a large number of residents are missing.

    World in brief: Authorities seek arrest of Milosevic's wife
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro -- Police sought an international arrest warrant Monday for Slobodan Milosevic's wife, alleging her involvement in the killing of a political rival. She denounced the warrant as a political ploy.

    Nation in brief: 9/11 families beg panel for answers
    NEW YORK -- Fighting back tears, relatives of people killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks challenged an independent commission Monday to find out why their loved ones died.

    600 massacre victims buried
    SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Thousands of weeping widows and fatherless children gathered Monday to lay to rest the first identified victims of Europe's worst civilian massacre since World War II.

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