8 October 2004 Events in Iraq
22:22 Ramadi. Red Crescent says bombers made video of blast.
21:35 Ramadi. Red Crescent offices bombed. Insurgent blew up Red Crescent offices in Ramadi. Four are wounded.
19:25 Baghdad. Allawi condemns Bigley beheading.
19:10 London. Straw, Britain tried to save hostage. Straw says Britain had exchanged messages with the kidnappers of Kenneth Bigley.
18:56 London. Straw confirms execution of Bigley.
18:49 Rome. Bigley execution. Berlusconi sends message to Blair
18:42 London. Bigley execution. Family views beheading video.
18:06 London. Brother of Bigley: "Blair has blood on his hands". "Tony Blair has blood on his hands.", says Paul Bigley
17:38 London. UK Muslims condemn Bigley execution. Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the Council of Muslims of Great Britain, condemns beheading of Kenneth Bigley.
17:01 Rome. Ciampi, Bigley beheading was barbarous act. Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi condemns execution of UK hostage.
16:48 Baghdad. Tawhid wal Jihad: "No reponse from Blair". Kenneth Bigley was beheaded by Tawhid wal Jihad because Tony Blair refused to negotiate.
16:16 London. Bigley family awaits official notification. The brothers of British engineer Ken Bigley await official confirmation of execution.
15:59 Kirkuk. A US soldier is killed just south of Kirkuk.
15:46 London. Patricia Hewitt says beheading of Bigley not confirmed. Commerce and Industry Minister Patricia Hewitt says Bigley beheading not confirmed.
14:20 Fallujah. Bigley beheaded.
14:19 Fallujah. Rebel sources confirm execution of Bigley
13:54 London. Sky TV reports Bigley is executed.
13:49 London. Paul Bigley: "I haven't been informed. I remain optimistic"
13:45 London. UK officials investigate news of Bigley beheading.
13:31 Abu Dhabi TV: "Bigley executed"
10:19 Nassiriya. Romanians fire on Italians. Two Italian soldiers were wounded in friendly fire from Romanian troops.
09:57 Iraqi government accepts Sadr peace proposal.
09:19 Kirkuk. Police official assassinated.
09:00 Fallujah: US airstrike kills 11 civilians.