1. FAR FROM PEACE

    75 Killed in Iraq Bombings

    An Iraqi police officer stands guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad, on January 15, 2014. Attacks in and north of the capital including a suicide bombing at a funeral and seven car bombs, which killed at least 39 people officials said. AFP PHOTO/ALI AL-SAADI        (Photo credit should read ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    War is far from over in Iraq. At least 75 people have been killed in attacks across the country, with 18 fatalities from the bombing at a funeral for a member of a Sunni militia that helped the US government. Multiple car bombs also went off near busy markets in the Baghdad area, and a suicide bomber destroyed a bridge near the town of Saqlawiya. At the same time, al Qaeda-linked militants have gained further territory in the Anbar province during one of the bloodiest days in months.

    Fatalities increase

    As al Qaeda-related forces take over cities in western Iraq, global news outlets discuss the implications of brewing unrest and a potential civil war.

    Read it at Reuters