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Seized nuclear material in Iraq 'low grade': UN

The UN atomic agency has it believed nuclear material which Iraq said had fallen into the hands of insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.   Iraq told the United Nations

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Iraq widens social media clampdown

Iraq widened a clampdown on social media on Monday, blocking secure private communications channels to prevent Sunni militants from using them in their stunning sweep that is threatening to dismember the country. In addition to ba

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Insurgents take two eastern Iraqi towns

Insurgents gained more ground in Iraq overnight, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala after security forces abandoned their posts. Security sources said the towns of Saadiyah and Jalawla had fallen to the insurg

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Kabul fights end with explosions, heavy gunfire

Heavy street fighting between militants and security forces in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul ended on Monday after 18 hours of intense gunfire, rocket attacks and explosions, police and government officials said.    &n

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Heavy clashes erupt in western Libya

Heavy clashes between rebels and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi broke out on Saturday on the front line in Libya's Western Mountains at the town of Bir Ghanam, as insurgents seek to push towards Tripoli. Sustained gunfire and volleys

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Iraqis vote despite militant attacks; 38 killed

Bomb and rocket attacks killed at least 38 people as Iraqis voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that put Iraq's security forces and its fledgling democracy to the test before US troops leave. Blasts rumbled across Baghdad and o

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Iraqis vote despite militant attacks; 38 killed

Bomb and rocket attacks killed at least 38 people as Iraqis voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that put Iraq's security forces and its fledgling democracy to the test before US troops leave. Blasts rumbled across Baghdad and o

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Insurgents kill 24 in Iraq election day attacks

Explosions killed 24 people as Iraqis voted on Sunday in an election that Sunni Islamist militants have vowed to disrupt, in one of many challenges to efforts to stabilise Iraq before US troops leave. Scores of mortar rounds, rockets and r

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Algeria insurgents kill at least 14 troops

At least 14 Algerian soldiers have been killed in an insurgent ambush, local newspapers have reported. The El Watan newspaper, citing local sources, reported on its Internet site that 14 soldiers were killed when their convoy was attacked

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