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Middle East. Iraq cracks down on online gun sales

BAGHDAD — Iraq is upping its efforts to restrict the public's access to weapons, which will be a daunting task given the prevalence of weapons on the market and their wide exchange on social media.

Culture. Yrsa Daley-Ward’s Powerful, Poetic Distillations

BONE. A collection that showed the possibilities of poetry on the internet. Every so often, alarm bells get rung about the possibility that poetry is dead.

Medias. Protests in Iran fanned by exiled journalist, messaging app

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As protests over Iran’s faltering economy rapidly spread across the country, a channel on a mobile messaging app run by an exiled journalist helped fan the passions of some of those who took to the street.

Queensland Theatre Company artistic director Wesley Enoch on work, faith and family

GREAT DIRECTOR. Cookie, a Murri woman, has 15 children. She believes in eternal damnation, and in her well-thumbed Bible has underlined Proverbs 13:24, from which springs the paraphrase “spare the rod, spoil the child”.

She finds solace in the Stradbroke Island and Cairns Christian communities, and ideas of spirit, and always tithes money to church.

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