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As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and peace....

Iraqi government declares mandatory 4-day public holiday because of severe heatwave
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's Council of Ministers has declared a four-day mandatory holiday beginning Thursday as temperatures are set to soar above 50 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit)....

Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of Islamic State war

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group....
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