The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 2, 2004

  • Iraqi resistance fighters shoot down a U.S. observation helicopter, killing a U.S. soldier, meanwhile angry Iraqis protest a raid on a Baghdad Mosque – U.S. officials say soldiers captured large numbers of weapons in the operation, but the Imam of the Mosque says the soldiers trampled on the Koran and beat up worshippers
  • Officials in Iran say the’ve discovered building code violations in the city of Bam, scene of last week’s devastating earthquake – Iran also turns down an offer of a visit by Seneator Elizabeth Dole
  • Israel’s deputy prime minister denies that Israel is planning to expand settlements in the occupied Golan Heights, contradicting a recent statement by a fellow cabinet minister – meanwhile, Israeli troops remove their cordon around Jenin
  • The people of Haiti celebrate 2 centuries of independence – we’ll have a report from Port-Au-Prince

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