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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates   The US has called for “calm” after Iraqi government forces seized the northern city of Kirkuk and key installations from Kurdish control. State department spokeswoman Heather Nauert urged all parties to...
California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31

The number of people confirmed dead in California wildfires has climbed to 31, as officials warned that conditions would worsen. Hundreds of people remain missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the state’s famous wine country. More than 8,000 firefighters...
Kenya: Raila Odinga withdraws from election rerun

Kenya: Raila Odinga withdraws from election rerun

Kenya’s veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he will not participate in the fresh presidential election ordered by the country’s supreme court after he challenged the original result. His decision to withdraw, which he said was prompted by no prospect of a...