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Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse before recount

Fire hits Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse before recount

A fire ripped through Iraq's biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday ahead of a vote recount prompted by allegations of fraud during legislative elections that saw a surprise victory for a populist cleric.

Mamata asks president to ‘save’ India, oust Modi

Mamata asks president to ‘save’ India, oust Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to “save the country from the mess” and sought a “national government” minus Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Iraqi forces move within striking distance of Mosul

Iraqi forces move within striking distance of Mosul

Iraqi forces advanced to within a few hundred metres of Mosul yesterday, moving within striking distance of a city they lost to the Islamic State group two years before.