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Manson: murder, mythology and mistaken identity

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Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

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Has Merkel still got it ?

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Music show: Paradisia, Björk & Robbie Williams

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From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

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TALKING EUROPE

Ukraine's deputy PM on Kiev's EU ambitions, corruption and Russian influence

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TALKING EUROPE

A journalist murdered: Europe's media freedom under threat

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THE INTERVIEW

Top psychiatrist: Trump's 'mental impairment' poses danger to world

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BUSINESS DAILY

Hammond teases UK budget with homebuilding, driverless cars

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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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