Jul 24

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Iraqi Prime Minister Denies Civil War

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asserted Monday that, despite sectarian violence across the country that kills an average of 100 civilians per day, Iraq is not slipping into a civil war.

Nearly two years after being captured, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein went on trial Wednesday for crimes against humanity committed two decades ago during his reign. He entered a not guilty plea.

Gunmen in Baghdad shot and killed a lawyer and judge working for the Iraqi Special Tribunal set up to try Saddam Hussein and his top lieutenants, while car bombs killed at least 10 Iraqi soldiers in two separate attacks on…