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News of the day from across the world, Oct. 20

1 Veep warrant: A Baghdad court issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraq’s autonomous northern Kurdish region on Thursday for saying that Iraqi forces had “occupied” the disputed province of Kirkuk this week. However, the warrant against Kosrat Rasul is unlikely to be executed, as the central government in Baghdad has no enforceable authority in the Kurdish-administered north. The court accused Rasul of “insulting” Iraq’s armed forces, which is forbidden by Iraqi law. On Monday, Iraq’s federal forces rolled into the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

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