Ex-leader’s burial

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ER­BIL: Jalal Tal­a­bani, whose pres­i­dency of post- Sad­dam Iraq sym­bol­ised the resur­gence of the long-op­pressed Kur­dish peo­ple, was brought home yes­ter­day for burial.

An Iraqi Air­ways plane brought Tal­a­bani’s cof­fin from Ger­many where he died on Tues­day aged 83. The plane was ex­empted from a ban on in­ter­na­tional flights im­posed by the govern­ment fol­low­ing Kur­dis­tan’s in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum last month. – Reuters

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