Iraq PM lifts Baghdad curfew

Adel Abdul Mahdi declares curfew lifted in the capital for Saturday morning as death toll in protests across Iraq grows.

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    A curfew is due to be lifted in the Iraqi capital - it was imposed to try to stem a wave of violence. At least 73 people have been killed since protests began five days ago.

    There is anger over corruption, poverty and a lack of basic services.

    One of Iraq's most powerful politicians, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called for the government to resign and hold snap elections.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from Baghdad.


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