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Summary: <p>Surely Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki touched a raw nerve in Damascus on Sunday when he repeated his call for an international tribunal to bring Syria-based suspects of the August 19 bombings in Baghdad to trial.
The best of your emails and texts Touching a nerve I obviously touched a raw nerve at Donny (Letters, August 13).
Her tragic story - and almost bitter words about how she no longer had a will to live - touched a raw nerve with many.