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In pictures: Colombia's indigenous games

Monday 18th of June 2012, 2:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Arrows, slings and tops at Colombia's indigenous games
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Simpson wins US Open at Olympic

Monday 18th of June 2012, 2:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Francisco

Webb Simpson holds off Graeme McDowell to clinch his maiden major title with victory in the US Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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Australia media group cuts jobs

Monday 18th of June 2012, 2:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Fairfax Media is to shed 1,900 jobs over three years and give two high-profile broadsheets a new "compact" format.
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VIDEO: LA riots figure Rodney King dies

Monday 18th of June 2012, 2:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

Rodney King, the African American at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47.
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VIDEO: Anger over food waste in India

Monday 18th of June 2012, 3:00
related countries: India India

Inadequate food storage is causing a huge problem of food wastage in parts of India.
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VIDEO: US marks 200th anniversary of 1812

Monday 18th of June 2012, 3:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The US is marking the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, which gave America its national anthem and its flag.
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Radiohead stage fall victim named

Monday 18th of June 2012, 3:46
related countries: Canada Canada

A man killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a Radiohead concert in Canada is named as Scott Johnson, a drum technician, from South Yorkshire.
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VIDEO: Curfew in Nigeria after deadly blast

Monday 18th of June 2012, 4:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

A curfew has been imposed in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna after multiple bomb attacks kill at least 36 people.
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China property prices dip further

Monday 18th of June 2012, 5:05
related countries: China China

Property prices in China fall further in May indicating that government policies put in place to curb speculation are having the desired effect.
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VIDEO: Egypt's military granted powers

Monday 18th of June 2012, 5:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's military council issues a declaration granting itself sweeping powers, as the Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in presidential polls.
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VIDEO: Greek victors vow to stay with Euro

Monday 18th of June 2012, 6:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's New Democracy party vows to keep the country "anchored" to the Euro after a slim election victory, as Mark Lowen reports.
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India keeps interest rate on hold

Monday 18th of June 2012, 6:52
related countries: India India

India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), leaves its key interest rate unchanged at 8% in a surprise move.
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VIDEO: China puts female astronaut in orbit

Monday 18th of June 2012, 6:55
related countries: China China
related places: Tiangong, Shenzhou

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule docks with the Tiangong-1 space lab with 33-year-old Liu Yang - the country's first female astronaut - on board.
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US regains supercomputer crown

Monday 18th of June 2012, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

An IBM supercomputer owned by the US government leapfrogs Asian rivals to become the world's fastest.
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Iran nuclear talks open in Russia

Monday 18th of June 2012, 7:12
related countries: Russia Russia, Iran Iran
related places: Moscow

A new round of talks on Iran's controversial nuclear programme opens in the Russian capital, Moscow, following inconclusive meetings in recent months.
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Care for runaway children 'weak'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 7:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

"Serious weaknesses" in England's care system have been revealed by a report which found children's homes failed to protect runaways, ministers say.
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Madagascar 3 is still most wanted

Monday 18th of June 2012, 7:46
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar, United States United States

Animated sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted holds on to the top spot at the US box office, according to early estimates.
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Bo Xilai 'damaged' China's image

Monday 18th of June 2012, 7:55
related countries: China China

New leader of the Chinese city of Chongqing Zhang Dejiang says the Bo Xilai scandal "gravely damaged" the image of the country and the Communist Party.
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VIDEO: Can Crimea be the next Riviera?

Monday 18th of June 2012, 8:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sevastopol'

The Crimean port of Sevastopol has long been a getaway destination for Russian tourists but now there are hopes of attracting more visitors.
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Ban call over 2012 ticket 'fraud'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Officials found to have sold London 2012 tickets on the black market should be banned from the Olympic movement, an IOC executive board member says.
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In pictures: Unseen Muammar Gaddafi-era archive in Libya

Monday 18th of June 2012, 8:49
related countries: Libya Libya

New photos reveal life under Libya's former ruler
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VIDEO: Could Israeli attack strengthen Iran?

Monday 18th of June 2012, 9:00
related countries: Israel Israel, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Mossad's former director Meir Dagan has warned against an Israeli attack on Iran to counter Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
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Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed

Monday 18th of June 2012, 9:05
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

World leaders hail a narrow poll win for Greece's pro-bailout New Democracy and call for a speedy new government.
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Deadly blast hits Pakistan bus

Monday 18th of June 2012, 10:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least four students are killed and many injured by a bomb blast which hit a university bus in the Pakistani province of Balochistan, officials say.
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Ethiopians 'evicted' for sugar

Monday 18th of June 2012, 10:03
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia is forcibly displacing tens of thousands from their land in the Omo Valley to make way for state-run sugar plantations, a campaign group says.
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VIDEO: Euro crisis to dominate G20

Monday 18th of June 2012, 10:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Europe's crisis is far from over and it is set to dominate the G20 summit in Mexico.
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McDowell talks of renewed belief

Monday 18th of June 2012, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

Graeme McDowell says he has 'renewed belief' that he can win more major titles after tying for second place at the US Open.
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China hails Philippines' pullout

Monday 18th of June 2012, 11:09
related countries: Philippines Philippines, China China

China welcomes the Philippines' decision to pull out from a disputed part of the South China Sea, saying it hopes that this will ease tensions.
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Egypt's military granted powers

Monday 18th of June 2012, 11:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's military council issues a declaration granting itself sweeping powers, as the Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in presidential polls.
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Tesco to leave Japanese market

Monday 18th of June 2012, 11:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Tesco is to exit Japan in a two-stage process that will first see it sell a half-stake in its Japanese business to the country's Aeon group.
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Rwanda genocide courts shut down

Monday 18th of June 2012, 12:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's controversial community "gacaca" courts finish their work, after 10 years of trying those accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide.
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VIDEO: China capsule docks with space lab

Monday 18th of June 2012, 12:58
related countries: China China
related places: Tiangong, Shenzhou

China celebrates as its Shenzhou-9 capsule - carrying the nation's first female astronaut - links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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VIDEO: Claims of 'military coup' in Egypt

Monday 18th of June 2012, 13:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

As supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood claim victory in Egypt's presidential election, there are claims of a military coup after the ruling military council grants itself sweeping new powers.
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LA riots figure Rodney King dead

Monday 18th of June 2012, 13:16
related countries: United States United States

Rodney King, the African American at the centre of the 1992 LA riots, is found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool aged 47.
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Top Yemen general dies in attack

Monday 18th of June 2012, 13:18
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The Yemeni army commander leading the fight against militants in the south of the country has been killed in a suicide attack, officials say.
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Cricketer Maynard killed by train

Monday 18th of June 2012, 13:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Cricketer Tom Maynard dies after being struck by a Tube train, shortly after it is believed he may have tried to escape from police.
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VIDEO: The re-emergence of Sufism in Somalia

Monday 18th of June 2012, 14:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

As Al-Shabab's grip on power loosens in Somalia, once-banned Sufi ceremonies are starting to be held once again.
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Shenzhou docks with space lab

Monday 18th of June 2012, 14:12
related countries: China China
related places: Tiangong, Shenzhou

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule, carrying the nation's first female astronaut, links up with the Tiangong-1 space lab.
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Radiohead tribute to stage victim

Monday 18th of June 2012, 14:39
related countries: Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Toronto

British band Radiohead say they are "shattered" by the death of drum technician Scott Johnson, who was killed when a stage collapsed ahead of a show in Toronto, Canada.
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Russian ships 'ready for Syria'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria, Russia Russia

Two Russian navy ships and their crew of marines are ready to set sail to Syria if needed, according to an unconfirmed Russian media report.
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Succession questions follow Saudi prince's death

Monday 18th of June 2012, 15:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Who will follow new crown prince in Saudi's ageing dynasty?
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Dahl's Charlie heads for West End

Monday 18th of June 2012, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: West End, London

A West End musical based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, is to open in London next year.
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Injured Robshaw out of final Test

Monday 18th of June 2012, 15:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Chris Robshaw out of final Test against South Africa after suffering cracked thumb, with Dylan Hartley taking over as England captain.
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G20 begins to grapple with crisis

Monday 18th of June 2012, 15:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Meetings between world leaders begin ahead of the G20 summit, at the Mexican resort of Los Cabos, against a backdrop of crisis in the eurozone.
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Saudi Arabia names crown prince

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:11
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Prince Salman is appointed Saudi Arabia's crown prince following the death of Prince Nayef, becoming next-in-line to King Abdullah, 88.
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Kashmir police 'in militant role'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:12
related countries: India India
related places: At

At least three policemen are arrested in Indian-administered Kashmir over their alleged roles in recent militant activities, police say.
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Pair 'held over Paris torso find'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:41
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

French police are questioning a couple in connection with the discovery of two headless torsos in a forest in eastern Paris, sources say.
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Greeks in race to form coalition

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:44
related countries: Greece Greece

The leader of Greece's election-winning party begins talks to form a national coalition, as markets falter and European bank stocks plummet.
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PM warns of Greece delay 'danger'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:45
related countries: Greece Greece

David Cameron urges Greece's politicians as quickly as possible to help stabilise the euro.
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Boko Haram claims Nigeria bombing

Monday 18th of June 2012, 16:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kaduna

Radical Islamist group Boko Haram says it was behind Sunday's suicide bombings of three churches in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna.
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Death sentences for Burma murder

Monday 18th of June 2012, 17:13
related countries: Burma Burma

Two men have received death sentences for the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman which sparked days of sectarian violence in Burma, lawyers say.
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VIDEO: Pinatas of Mexican politicians on sale

Monday 18th of June 2012, 17:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Artists have created pinatas of the main candidates in Mexico's presidential elections which take place in a few weeks.
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Hodgson happy at new expectations

Monday 18th of June 2012, 17:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Roy Hodgson says he is unconcerned about the rising expectations surrounding his team.
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Gaza player 'ends hunger strike'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 17:22
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian footballer agrees to end his hunger strike in a deal with Israeli authorities, his lawyer says.
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Arsenal set to sign £12m Giroud

Monday 18th of June 2012, 17:50
related countries: France France
related places: Montpellier

Arsenal agree a deal to sign Montpellier's France international striker Olivier Giroud for £12m.
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VIDEO: Does Aung San Suu Kyi like U2?

Monday 18th of June 2012, 18:04
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Bono

During a media conference with Bono, Aung San Suu Kyi has been talking about the U2 song Walk On, which the band wrote about the Burmese pro-democracy leader.
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VIDEO: Ghana's new dance craze - the Azonto

Monday 18th of June 2012, 18:21
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Azonto, a new dance craze on the Ghanaian music scene, is making waves across West Africa and beyond.
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Mladic trial halted after error

Monday 18th of June 2012, 18:44
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

The trial of Bosnian Serb Gen Ratko Mladic is indefinitely suspended, the court says, after it emerged not all the evidence was given to the defence.
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Egypt: Army and Islamists on collision course

Monday 18th of June 2012, 20:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's military and Islamists on collision course
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Croatia 0-1 Spain

Monday 18th of June 2012, 20:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Jesus Navas scores a dramatic late winner as Spain produce a nervy performance to qualify for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.
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Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Italy earn the victory they needed against an already eliminated Republic of Ireland to go through to the last eight of Euro 2012.
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Funeral blast kills 15 in Iraq

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A suicide bombing kills at least 15 people at a funeral in Iraq, officials say, in the latest of a wave of attacks targeting Iraq's Shias.
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Egypt's army 'to hand over power'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A declaration granting Egypt's army broad powers is widely condemned, but military rulers insist they will hand power to an elected president.
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Australia target ODI consistency

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Australia Australia

Australia arrive on British soil with captain Michael Clarke saying they will have to be "at their best" to beat England.
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Deadly attack on Israeli border

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:50
related countries: Israel Israel, Egypt Egypt

An Israeli civilian and three militants are killed after attackers cross into Israel from Egypt and open fire, Israeli officials say.
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Banking stocks fall on Greek vote

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:52
related countries: Greece Greece

European banking stocks fall sharply despite voters in Greece backing the pro-bailout New Democracy party in Sunday's elections.
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Westwood planning move to America

Monday 18th of June 2012, 21:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

World number three Lee Westwood plans to move to the United States to increase his chances of winning an elusive major.
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Hodgson intends to 'play for win'

Monday 18th of June 2012, 22:00
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Roy Hodgson insists England will not simply play for the draw they need against Ukraine to reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals.
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Afghan gunmen kill Nato soldier

Monday 18th of June 2012, 22:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Nato soldier in eastern Afghanistan has been shot dead by three men in Afghan police uniform, officials say.
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Del Bosque admits Spain were poor

Monday 18th of June 2012, 22:44
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque admits his side were below par as they reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 with a nervy win over Croatia.
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Baseball star cleared of perjury

Monday 18th of June 2012, 22:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Legendary US baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is cleared of lying to Congress over the use of performance-enhancing drugs as a fast-ball pitcher.
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VIDEO: Chinese media's US expansion

Monday 18th of June 2012, 22:51
related countries: United States United States, China China

Chinese state-owned media is expanding its news services in foreign countries as it seeks to offer its vision of global events.
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Aung San Suu Kyi begins UK visit

Monday 18th of June 2012, 23:10
related countries: Burma Burma, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is beginning a visit to the UK during which she will address both Houses of Parliament.
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Colombian general on drugs charge

Monday 18th of June 2012, 23:18
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The retired police general who was in charge of security for former Colombian President Uribe denies he was involved in drug trafficking.
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Bilic surprised by Croatia exit

Monday 18th of June 2012, 23:26
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

Departing Croatia boss Slaven Bilic admits surprise at his team's Euro 2012 exit following their 1-0 defeat by Spain.
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Turkish jail hit by second fire

Monday 18th of June 2012, 23:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A fire at a prison in southeast Turkey has left 14 people injured, only days after 13 died in a blaze at the same jail, officials say.
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US warns MEK to leave Iraqi camp

Monday 18th of June 2012, 23:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Iran Iran, United States United States

The US warns an Iranian dissident group it must leave a camp in Iraq, if it hopes to be removed from a US list of terrorist groups.
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