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By OLESYA VARTANYAN and MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

Published: August 4, 2009

TBILISI, Georgia — An explosion in Georgia close to its border with the breakaway region of South Ossetia injured a Georgian teenager on Tuesday, and Georgian and South Ossetian officials traded accusations of cross-border shelling. (more…)

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By KIM GAMEL (AP) – 15 hours ago

BAGHDAD — A suicide car bomber struck a police checkpoint in a small town west of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least three people, in the latest attack in a region that was once a Sunni insurgent stronghold but later became key to a nationwide drop in violence. (more…)

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By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Published: July 18, 2009

BAGHDAD — Violence across Iraq claimed the lives of at least five people on Saturday, but an annual Shiite pilgrimage to a Baghdad shrine that attracted more than four million people concluded without major trouble. (more…)

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By SAM DAGHER

Published: July 15, 2009

BAGHDAD — At least six people were killed and 25 wounded when a suicide truck bomber struck Wednesday near a police checkpoint in the city of Ramadi west of Baghdad, according to local officials. (more…)

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