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Fire breaks out at Baghdad warehouse

A Baghdad warehouse being used to store ballot boxes for Iraq's contested parliamentary election caught fire on Sunday, ahead of a nationwide recount effort.

A hero for defeating ISIS, Iraq's PM still has to woo voters

In the years before the 2003 invasion, Iraqis only had one choice at the poll: Saddam Hussein. Fifteen years later, the tyrant deposed and executed, Iraq's field of candidates is now so varied that voters can choose between thousands of Shia, Sunni and Kurdish aspirants from 87 parties.