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Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam – Reuters

SAMAWA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago. The grave, found in the desert about 170 …

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck displaying shelves of glossy books. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the …

Iran’s long-exiled prince wants a revolution in age of Trump

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s exiled crown prince wants a revolution. Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, who promises a harder line against …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India, South African whites vote to end minority rule … on this date in history. Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016 with 289 to follow. This is St. Patrick’s Day. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. …

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2015

Sometimes the act of dying, by itself, represents a type of victory. Such was the case for Richard “Dick” Walters, who was a leader in the effort to get the state of Vermont to pass aid-in-dying legislation. Diagnosed with lung cancer, Walters ultimately used the law to end his own …

Doctors still working in Iraq face violence, tribal justice

BAGHDAD (AP) — For nearly three months, anesthesiologist Bashar Taha lived in fear of deadly retaliation. Taha, 38, was part of a team that performed plastic surgery on a female patient’s nose in a Baghdad hospital. The woman had surgery complications afterward and was sent to intensive care, where she …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 19, 2015

Today is Thursday, March 19, the 78th day of 2015 with 287 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford …