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Iraqi Kurds count independence referendum votes

Reports say an estimated 78 percent of the more than five million eligible voters turned out to cast their ballot.

independence referendum

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Russia blames US policy for Valery Asapov's death

Officer's killing by ISIL blamed on 'two-faced policy' while report on Russian air strike on US-backed force is denied.

Russia's deputy foreign minister

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Erdogan warns of armed action over Iraqi Kurdistan vote

Saying that the Turkish military stands ready, president threatens to cut the Kurds' oil exports through his country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Iraqi Kurds vote in independence referendum

Millions of Kurds expected to vote for independence in northern Iraq, amid international opposition against poll.

Kurds vote

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Thousands welcome Sheikh Tamim back in show of unity

Qataris and foreigners line up Doha waterfront to greet emir after his first trip abroad since the start of Gulf crisis.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Barzani to Kurds: Vote in referendum to secure future

Kurdish regional president vows talks after referendum, but Baghdad says it will not accept disintegration of Iraq.

Masoud Barzani

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Tensions rise in Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Protest erupts in east Iraq against Monday's independence vote, while bomb attack kills four Kurdish soldiers in Kirkuk.

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Turkey extends troops' deployment in Iraq and Syria

Renewal of bill comes two days before scheduled independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

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Iran halts Iraqi Kurdistan flights ahead of referendum

Flights to airports in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil will be affected, but Kurds say nothing can stop September 25 vote.

Iran has halted flights

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Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla found killed in Istanbul

Syrian National Coalition, relatives demand swift investigation into stabbing of Orouba and Halla Barakat in Turkey.

Orouba Barakat, daughter Halla

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