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Local news for Baghdad, Iraq continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Rival group accuses Al-Qaeda of betraying jihadist cause

A member of the Islamist Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra fires during clashes with Syrian forces in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus April 8, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Meet the teen ballerina fighting for her dancing dreams in Baghdad...

'I'm ready for a big sob,' admits emotional Kate after playing with seriously ill children and meeting families at hospice in Sydney 'They'd rape you by the side of the hot tub.

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11 hrs ago | WMDT

Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Explosion

11 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred.

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15 hrs ago | CNN

Nigerian military says girls still held

In an embarrassing blow to its perception from an increasingly skeptical public, the Nigerian military Thursday retracted a report that nearly all the 129 school girls kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants had been released.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Xinhuanet

33 killed in violent attacks in Iraq

Thirty-three people were killed and 36 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday ahead of the country's first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in late 2011.

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Nanaimo Daily News

In Iraq shootings, US says its case against a former Blackwater guard is in jeopardy

The U.S government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy as a June 11 trial looms on charges stemming from the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in an incident in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.

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The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Speckhard named president, CEO of LWR

Daniel V. Speckhard of McLean, Va. - who has served in a number of high-level diplomatic roles - begins July 1 as the next president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief , Baltimore.

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Related Topix: McLean, VA, Religion, Lutheran Church, Iraq, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), University of Wisconsin Madison

AlertNet

Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt

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Related Topix: Wedding, Iraq, World News, University of Pittsburgh, Religion, Islam

The Washington Post

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 photo, masked anti-government gunmen hold their weapons in combat position in Fallujah, 65 kilometers west of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Juan Cole

Color Video of Progress in 1950s Iraq before the US Got involved in It

"Reel 1. Directed by Graham Wallace. Cameraman - Reg Cavender. Editor - Jocelyn Jackson.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The Middle East War on Christians

This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood, Iraq

The Jewish Journal

Pesach in Baghdad

Spring was always a welcome guest. The winter was wet and muddy and the nights were bitterly cold.

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The Miami Herald

Operation Comfort strives to help vets 'reinvent their dreams'

Wounded Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans Gabe Monreal, Yancy Baer and Chris Rosebrock set off March 31, 2014, from Da Nang, Vietnam on a six-day, 320-mile cycling trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return to Vietnam for the first time since the war, but cannot afford to make the trip.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, World News, Vietnam, Iraq, Middle East, US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, US Navy

GPB.org

Iraq's Infamous Abu Ghraib Prison Temporarily Closed

Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison that became the center of a 2004 prison-abuse scandal during the U.S. occupation, is being closed temporarily because of security concerns, according to the country's Justice Ministry.

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CNN

Nigerian military searches for girls abducted by Boko Haram

Nigeria's military combed the woods in search of more than 100 school girls who were abducted earlier this week by Boko Haram Islamists, authorities said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Iraq, World News

Golf.com

These six men are changing the game of golf for the better

Although I'm now a very proud American citizen, I didn't really want to come to America.

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OpEdNews

Machismo

"Daniel couldn't stop. He could later on with difficulty. Daniel struggled in school and was constantly in hot water.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Star

Top officer dies in helicopter crash as violence kills 7

File - Rescuers carry away victims following a mortar attack on the western Iraqi cityof Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar province, on April 15, 2014.

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Reuters

Ex-U.S. defense secretary knows accuracy of his tax return is unknown

Rumsfeld, who was U.S. defense secretary under President George W. Bush, posted a picture on Twitter of the letter he sent to the Internal Revenue Service, saying he had submitted his tax return by Tuesday's deadline but that he had "absolutely no idea whether our tax returns and tax payments are accurate."

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