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Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Polls open in northern Iraq as Kurds cast ballots in referendum on whether to support independence from Baghdad. People in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan are voting in an independence referendum, amid rising tensions and…

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Iraqi Kurdistan in historic independence vote

People are voting in a landmark referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that the international community has criticised. Polls are open in the three northern provinces that make up the region, as…

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Iran tests new ballistic missile: state media

Defying US warnings, state media shows Khoramshahr missile test hours after it was unveiled during a military parade. Iran has “successfully” tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and can travel up…