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India believes its abducted workers in Iraq alive
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian government believes 39 workers abducted nearly six months ago by the Islamic State group in Iraq are alive despite claims by one who escaped that the others had been killed....

Correction: Iraq-Bombing Baghdad story
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In a story Nov. 25 about security in Baghdad, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of Iraq's Interior Ministry spokesman. His name is Saad Maan Ibrahim, not Maan Saad....

Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet, not an easy path in a country torn for years by conflict....

AP Exclusive: From IS militant to Iraq informant

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The former Islamic State group commander walked into the visitors' room of his Baghdad prison, without the usual yellow jumpsuit and shackles his fellow inmates wear. In slippers and a track suit, he greeted guards with a big smile, kissing them on the cheeks....

UN: Islamic terrorists ideology must be undermined
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief called Tuesday for a campaign led by Muslims to undermine the ideology of the Islamic State terrorist group, saying this may ultimately be more effective than airstrikes....

Iraqi-Kurdish oil deal falls short of solutions

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Goran Mohammed had just completed his second year of university in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil when he dropped out to help his father run the family grocery store. When that still didn't earn the family enough money, the 19 year old was forced to take a second job as a taxi driver....
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