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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....

Iraq: Bomb blast kills 15 in northern Baghdad
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi hospital and police officials say a car bomb has gone off in a busy market area in northern Baghdad, killing 15 people and injuring 34....

Baghdad anti-IS war room model for Iraq-US command
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters....

Shiite holy month sees show of strength in Baghdad
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Red and green Shiite banners line the streets of Baghdad, portraits of religious figures and slain "martyrs" stare down from billboards, hymns blare from shops and cafes, and grim-faced militiamen prowl the streets in pickup trucks....

Emirates restarts flights to Iraqi city of Irbil
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Mideast's biggest airline, Emirates, says it will resume flights from Dubai to the Iraqi Kurdish regional capital of Irbil after halting them following advances by the Islamic State group....

Iraq Christians guard village taken from IS group
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BAKUFA, Iraq (AP) -- The flag of an Iraqi Christian minority party is hoisted high over the village of Bakufa in northern Iraq, less than a month after Islamic State militants were pushed out and the extremists' black banner was taken down....

US faces uphill battle in Iraq's Anbar
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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The defeat was the most humiliating for the Iraqi military in months....

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