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"We are disagreeing. We are failing to reach compromises. But we are not killing each other."
BARHAM SALIH, Iraqi Minister of Planning, on hammering out a constitution, whose submission deadline was extended by a week

"The more Yasukuni gets attacked by foreign countries, the more I want to attach importance to it."
YOSHIAKI KIKYO, a visitor at Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine, where 14 Class-A war criminals are buried among the war dead, during last week's 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end of World War II

"At the end of 2 1/2 years...

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