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February 3 2005

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February 3 2005

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February 3 2005
Conflict in Iraq: At least 29 people, including 3 US Marines, are killed by opponents to the interim government and the occupying forces. In one operation, 50 policemen are ambushed in Baghdad, leaving at least 2 dead, 14 wounded and 16 missing. (The Scotsman)Pope John Paul II's medical condition is "evolving positively", but the Vatican says the 84-year-old pontiff will remain in hospital for another week. However, there is still concern over the pontiff's continuing fever, which some medical experts fear could be a sign of pneumonia. (CBC)Prime Minister Zurab Zhvania of Georgia dies of gas poisoning. Zhvania was found dead by security guards, an apparent victim of carbon monoxide exposure. (Civil Georgia) (Reuters) (Interfax) (BBC)Greece hands over Dejan Milenkovic, main suspect of the murder of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Ðindic, to Serbian authorities. (Athens News Agency) (BBC)King Gyanendra of Nepal includes media censorship as part of the emergency measures he has declared. (BBC)A cargo plane crashes near Khartoum, Sudan, killing seven people. (Reuters) (IOL) (BBC)In Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy is stripped of his parliamentary immunity. He may face libel charges, and has fled the nation. (Reuters AlertNet) (BBC)
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