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Explosions kill 10 people in holy city in Iraq

Back-to-back bomb blasts ripped through one of the holiest cities in Shiite Islam Sunday, killing at least 10 people in a community still reeling from a deadly bus hijacking earlier this month that left Iraq's Shiites again feeling hunted.Full story

Iraq convicts 2 in 2005 kidnapping of journalists

Iraq's highest court has convicted two men in the 2005 kidnapping of three Romanian journalists and sentenced them to life in prison, a judicial official said Saturday. Full story

Girl, 10, tells of massacre of Shiite pilgrims

The trip was intended to give Tabarak Thaer a glimpse of the world beyond Iraq's violence and misery. Instead, it brought the 10-year-old face to face with terror when insurgents boarded the bus she was riding, forced the male passengers off, and killed them. Full story

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