Iraq: At Least 33 Die in Fresh Spurt of Violence; Mosque Is Bombed


Attacks across Iraq, including a bombing at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, killed 33 people Friday in the latest eruption of violence to rock the country, officials said. The deadliest of Friday’s attacks occurred when a bomb exploded inside a Sunni mosque that was full of worshipers in the village of Umm al-Adham on the outskirts of Baquba, a former militant stronghold 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, police officials said. The…

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Italy is not racist: Africa-born minister

CALI, Colombia – Italy’s first black minister defended her adopted homeland Friday, insisting it is not racist even though she endured a series of racially-charged threats and taunts since assuming her post. Speaking to a gathering in Colombia of leaders of African descent, Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge defended her Italian […]