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Iraq Extends Emergency Laws for Elections

Iraq extended a state of emergency by 30 days to battle militants whose attacks have surged ahead of this month’s elections, and senior leaders from surrounding countries on Thursday urged Baghdad to push ahead with the vote.The day was markedly quieter than the last four, which had seen a string of assassinations, suicide car bombings and other assaults that killed 90 people. But grisly discoveries were made: Police in the southern city of Basra found two charred and beheaded bodies in a house used by election officials. Police also announced they found the bodies of 18 young Shiites killed last month while seeking work at a U.S. base.Full Story

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