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Tunisia's extra-harsh marijuana law

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India's growth spurt: What's driving the world's fastest-growing economy?

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Iraq takes control of Shiite province

Latest update : 2008-07-16

US-led forces have handed over central Iraq's Diwaniyah province to local security forces; more than half of the war-torn country's 18 provinces are now under local supervision.


   
Iraq on Wednesday took control of security in the central Shiite province of Diwaniyah from the US-led forces, an AFP correspondent reported.
   
Diwaniyah became the 10th of Iraq's 18 provinces to be handed over by US-led forces to the local security forces amid an overall fall in violence across the country.
   
 

Date created : 2008-07-16

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