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Paris, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

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Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

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Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

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The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

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The World This Week - 11 July 2014

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Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

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In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

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Latest update 28/03/2013

2003-2013: IRAQ'S DECADE OF WAR

On March 20, 2003, the United States launched “Shock and Awe”, an unprecedented show of military firepower, as the first phase of its much-criticised invasion of Iraq. Dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled within weeks, but a dogged insurgency, bloody civil strife, and a protracted occupation were just beginning. Hussein’s sudden exit also broke a fragile balance of power in the region. Ten years on, the human and material costs of the war are immeasurable. Iraq is still struggling to find peace.

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Iraqi President Talabani hospitalised after stroke

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Iraq's fugitive VP Hashemi urges Iraqis to oppose Maliki

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Baghdad is spruced up to host Arab League summit

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Deadly blasts mark nine years since start of Iraq war

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US Marine agrees to lesser charge in Haditha killings

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US lawsuit over Blackwater deaths ends without trial

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Obama marks symbolic end of Iraq war

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Deadly 'mutiny' erupts in Baghdad jail

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Radical Iraqi cleric urges resistance against US

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Security Council votes to end Saddam-era sanctions on Iraq

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