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Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps, Amnesty International said Tuesday....

1,000 bodies of militant fighters buried in Mosul mass grave
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MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Authorities in Mosul have buried more than 1,000 bodies in a mass grave in a desert valley outside the city, most of them believed to be Islamic State group militants, according to a provincial official. More remains are being dug out of the rubble of the district where the fighters made their final stand last year....

Iraqi politicians start election campaigns in earnest
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the aftermath of a destructive three-year war to defeat the Islamic State group, Iraqi politicians are promising citizens a better future, employing social media, online videos and traditional billboards. Eager to shape the country, they didn't bother waiting for Saturday's official campaign kick-off. For weeks, they've been chatting with shoppers at outdoor markets, shaking hands and greeting potential voters with cheek kisses....

Iraqi man sentenced for illegally using US insignia
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Iraqi man living in Oregon who falsely claimed to be a U.S. intelligence official in a letter to the prime minister of Iraq was sentenced Tuesday to two years on probation....

Competitive soccer finally returns to Iraq on Tuesday
Competitive international soccer returns to Iraq on Tuesday less than a month after FIFA lifted a near three-decade-long ban....

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