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Iraq MPs fail again as militants gain ground

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Iraq's fractious parliament met Sunday and again failed to make any progress toward forming a new government, even as militants gained ground north of Baghdad in a renewed drive. 

Shiite volunteers are given food in the northern mainly Sunni Muslim city of Samarra, 124 kms from Baghdad on July 12, 2014

World powers and Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, have been piling pressure on MPs to put aside their differences, with the country facing a major jihadist-led onslaught that has overrun chunks of five provinces.

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