Yazidis fleeing the turmoil
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Iraq conflict: Desperation amid political turmoil

Ten of thousands of Iraqis are fleeing for their lives with many stranded on a mountain side without food and water.

It comes as Iraq faces fresh political uncertainty after a court denied reports that it ruled PM Nouri Maliki's bloc the largest in parliament.

Mr Maliki has faced calls to step down amid a jihadist insurgency in the north, which has left thousands of people displaced.

Nick Childs reports.

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