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Policeman ‘moved’ when tried to probe politicians for child abuse

A former Detective Chief Inspector will go to Scotland Yard on Wednesday to discuss his claim that he was moved from his job when he proposed to investigate politicians over child abuse allegations. Clive Driscoll told the BBC’s Newsnight programme that his 1998 inquiry into claims of abuse in children’s homes in Lambeth, south London was “all too uncomfortable to a lot of people”. During the Metropolitan Police investigation into alleged abuse in the 1980s he received a list of suspects’ names, including politicians, he told the BBC.

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Iraqi factions hit new delay in forming government

By Ahmed Rasheed and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s parliament failed on Sunday to break a political deadlock that is holding up the formation of a new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 50 miles (80 km) from Baghdad. After a brief session, parliamentary officials put off until Tuesday efforts to reach agreement between Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish politicians on the posts of prime minister, president and parliamentary speaker. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whose State of Law coalition is the largest individual list in parliament, is seeking a third term but faces opposition from Sunnis and Kurds who say he has ruled for the Shi’ite majority at the expense of minority communities.

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Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. says

By Ahmed Rasheed and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad on Saturday as a U.N. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government. Forces loyal to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki launched an early morning push to repel Islamic State militants who fought their way on Thursday into a military base on the edge of Muqdadiya, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of the capital.

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Iraq’s top Shiite cleric warns feuding politicians

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest religious authority for Iraq’s Shiite majority, urged politicians Friday to stop quarrelling and avoid further delays in picking a new leadership. In a sermon delivered by his representative in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, south of Baghdad, Sistani reiterated his appeal for Iraq’s fractious politicians to unite in the face of a jihadist-led offensive that has plunged the country into its worst crisis in years.

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