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Hammond in Iraq to meet country's new prime minister

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is in Iraq to meet the country's new prime minister Haider al-Abadi.

Hammond said he was holding discussions on combating extremism and improving national unity.

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MP votes against air strikes citing Libya bombings

Conservative MP Mark Reckless was one of 43 MPs to vote against today's motion for British air strikes in Iraq.

The right-wing politician explains his position in this tweet:

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