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Iraq president and prime minister in stand-off

A political crisis is emerging in Baghdad with a stand-off between the country's prime minister and president.

Iraq's president has asked the deputy speaker of parliament, Haider al-Abadi, to form a new government.

Meanwhile, the jihadist insurgency in the north of Iraq continues to cause international concern.

Diplomatic Correspondent Bridget Kendall reports.

  • 11 Aug 2014
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