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Deaths reported in fresh protests in Iraq

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Deaths reported in fresh protests in Iraq


There have been further anti-government demonstrations in Iraq, including in the northern semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Two people are reported to have been killed and at least 50 injured in the city of Sulaimaniya.

The demonstrators have been calling for better living conditions and public services.

Protesters have also taken to the streets of the northern city of Kirkuk and the southern city of Kut.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has urged the demonstrators to keep their rallies peaceful.

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