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Friday, February 13, 2004

The United States, in a major shift of policy on the Middle East, says it may support an Israeli proposal for a unilateral partial withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage says that a pullout from Gaza would be a step in the right direction. Administration official state ... negotiations were impossible because of Palestinian recalcitrance.//www.nytimes.com/2004/02/13/politics/13DIPL.html?hp
Scientists announce the possible discovery of a across and 50 light-years away from Earth in the core of the decayed star BPM 37093 in the constellation of Centaurus. //cfa-www.harvard.edu/press/pr0407.html
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders accept United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for ending the partition of the island of Cyprus. The two sides will work under a tight timetable to agree by March 22 on reunification language that can be put to simultaneous islandwide referendums on April 21. Unless reunification is achieved, only the Greek Cypriot government will be entitled to enter the European Union on May 1. //www.nytimes.com/2004/02/13/international/europe/13CND-NATI.html?hp
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announces alleged al-Qaida and Taliban fighters, who are being held at Guantanamo Bay detention c, Cuba, may apply annually for release. //www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/terrorism/jan-june04/detainees_2-13.html
Occupation of Iraq: South Korea's parliament on Friday approves sending 3,000 troops to Iraq, responding to a call from the United States for military help in restoring stability to Iraq.//www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-SKorea-Iraq.html
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