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Deadliest attack took place in Baghdad's Shia northern Shaab neighbourhood

Baghdad car bombs kill 28 in Shia districts

As Pakistan's embattled Shia community vented their fury at a deadly bomb attack in Quetta by Sunni militants, eight car bombs were exploding in Shia neighbourhoods in Iraq, killing 28 people.

Suicide bomber and gunmen disguised as police kill at least 33 people in Iraq attack

A suicide bomber driving a car and gunmen disguised in police uniforms killed at least 33 people in the Iraqi city Kirkuk on Sunday when they tried to storm the police headquarters.

Iraqi rescuers work at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq

Suicide bomber kills 21 in al-Qa'ida attack on Kirkuk

Attack had the hallmarks of al-Qa'ida in Mesopotamia and is aimed at fuelling tensions

Car bomb in Iraq kills at least 20 Shiite pilgrims

A car bomb explosion tore through a crowd of Shiite pilgrims returning home from a religious commemoration, in Iraq killing at least 20, officials say.

Three people killed and 21 injured in Iraq car blast

Three people have been killed and 21 others injured by a car bomb blast south of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said today.

Bradley Manning: I was so desperate that I made a noose

Manning is charged with sending thousands of classified Afghanistan and Iraq war logs and 250,000 diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks

18 killed in Iraq attacks during Eid al-Adha holiday

A bombing near a playground and other insurgent attacks killed 18 people including several children in Iraq today, challenging government efforts to promote a sense of stability by preventing attacks during a major Muslim holiday.

Eight civilians killed and many injured in attacks on Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad

Eight civilians have been killed and 24 others injured in separate attacks in Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said today.

Documentary claims G4S was warned about killer

A BBC documentary to be aired tonight claims that the security company G4S was sent warnings not to employ an armed guard in Iraq days before he murdered two colleagues.

Gun and bomb attacks kill more than 32 across Iraq

Bombings and shootings killed more than 32 people across Iraq on Sunday, underscoring the government's struggle with a stubborn insurgency more than nine months after the last U.S. troops withdrew.

Orchestra members and tutors rehearse in Edinburgh ahead of their tour

'World's bravest orchestra' defies the bombers

Next week, young Iraqi musicians make their international concert debut in Britain. Paul Bignell reports on the obstacles they faced

5 killed in suicide bomb at norther Iraq Shi-ite mosque

A suicide bomber driving a truck attacked a Shi'ite mosque near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul as Friday prayers ended, killing at least five people and wounding 70, police and health officials said.

HMS Victory, the 1737 predecessor to Nelson’s flagship, was lost with all hands in 1744 in the English Channel. Armed with 100 bronze cannon, it was found in 2008, damaged by trawlers and still at risk

Scientist warns trawler damage to shipwrecks will result in an archaeological catastrophe

International action is urgently required to save the world's imperilled historic shipwrecks from the ravages of commercial fishing, experts have warned.

HMS Victory, the 1737 predecessor to Nelson’s flagship, was lost with all hands in 1744 in the English Channel. Armed with 100 bronze cannon, it was found in 2008, damaged by trawlers and still at risk

You're wrecking our wrecks! Experts warn of damage trawlers are doing to maritime history

Archaeologists want sunken vessels to be given the same levels of protection as threatened marine ecosystems

'106' killed in wave of bomb attacks and shootings in Iraq

Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq today, killing at least 106 people in the deadliest day this year. The coordinated attacks in 13 cities sent a chilling warning that al-Qa'ida is still a threat in the security vacuum created by a weak government in Baghdad and the departure of the US military seven months ago.

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