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Briton goes on trial for Baghdad killings

The trial of a British security contractor charged with killing two colleagues during an argument opened in Baghdad yesterday.

Bombs kill eight Iranian pilgrims near Baghdad shrine

Authorities say bombings near a revered Shiite Muslim shrine in northern Baghdad have killed eight Iranian pilgrims.

Sun sets on US influence in Iraq as deal on new government looms

The United States is facing a decisive political defeat in Iraq over the formation of a new government, as its influence in the country sinks lower than at any time since the invasion of 2003.

Death toll in Baghdad bombings rises

The death toll from a series of bomb blasts in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad yesterday has reached 64 with 360 wounded, Iraq's health minister said.

Dozens killed in series of attacks across Baghdad

Rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 62 people and wounded 180 across Baghdad's mostly Shiite neighbourhoods yesterday night, calling into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the capital.

First European flight puts Iraq back in business

A French Airbus carrying politicians, businessmen and journalists landed at Baghdad airport yesterday, blazing a trail for the first, sustained commercial flights from Europe to the Iraqi capital since the first Gulf war in 1990.

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Families of murdered Red Caps devastated by collapse of trial

Relatives of six British soldiers murdered in Iraq by an armed mob spoke of their "devastation" yesterday after the only two men charged over the killings were acquitted by a court in Baghdad.

Trial over British soldier killings delayed

A judge has postponed the trial of two Iraqi men accused of killing six British military policemen in 2003.

Lost treasures were in Iraqi PM's kitchen

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Baghdad explosions break period of calm

Three car bombs tore through Baghdad and the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah yesterday, killing at least 36 people and breaking a period of relative calm in Iraq since the end of Ramadan. The violence was the worst since the number of American troops in the country dropped below 50,000.

Two car bombs in Baghdad kill ten

A car bomb near an office of Iraq's National Security Ministry and another near a popular restaurant killed at least 10 people in the Iraqi capital today and wounded dozens, security sources said.

Six killed in two separate bomb attacks in Baghdad

Iraqi officials said at least six people were killed and 35 were wounded in two separate attacks in Baghdad today.

Twelve dead after Baghdad attacks

Twelve people were killed yesterday when suicide bombers attacked a military headquarters in Baghdad – two weeks after an attack on the same base pointed to the failure of Iraqi forces to plug even the most obvious holes in their security.

Army recruits targeted in Iraq suicide bomber attack, leaving 61 dead

A suicide bomber blew himself up in Baghdad yesterday killing 61 people who had queued for hours to join the Iraqi army just two weeks before American forces prepare to pull out of the country.

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