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Power failure in Iraq

Why is Iraq still crippled by electricity shortages, seven years after the US-led invasion? Plus the health and safety rules that test our patience.

Why is Iraq still crippled by electricity shortages, seven years after the US-led invasion? The BBC's Hugh Sykes reports from Baghdad, on a catalogue of past failures.

And Lesley Curwen talks to Dr Aiham Alsammarae, who was Iraq's electricity minister between 2003 and 2005, about his ideas to revive the power sector.

Plus, psychologist Nic Hammarling talks about why people may lose patience entirely with health and safety rules at work.

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Tue 31 Aug 2010 07:32GMT

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