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US ready to shoot down wayward spy satellite

The United States Defence Department said on Wednesday that the window of opportunity is now open for it to try to shoot down a failing spy satellite. The navy is planning to hit the satellite with a heat-seeking missile as early as Wednesday night. ''We're now into the window,'' a senior defence official said.

Bush not yet giving up on Iraq

United States President George Bush says the enemy in Iraq is ''far from being defeated'', but he vows not to be rushed into adjusting his strategy and is giving little indication that he intends to veer sharply from the direction his war policies have taken. ''We're not going to give up,'' Bush said at the Pentagon on Wednesday.

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