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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 15, 2004

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Venezuelans crowd into polling stations to vote on whether to recall
President Hugo Chavez, who has come under attack from the country’s wealthy
and middle class for his domestic economic reforms.

All journalists are expelled from the Iraqi city of Najaf, as a new U.S.
offensive against resistance fighters begins

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails go on hunger strike to
protest what they say are deplorable conditions

The United Nations Security Council meets in emergency session today
following the massacre of some 150 Tutsi Congolese refugees in western
Burundi.