Double bombing near mosque leaves 35 dead
A suicide attacker staged a double bombing near a Shiite mosque in northern Baghdad as worshipers were leaving after evening prayers on Wednesday, killing at least 35 in the latest deadly episode of violence to rock the country, according to Iraqi authorities.
Muslim rebels on attack again
Philippine troops battled Muslim rebels on two fronts this morning after the insurgents attacked a second town near the southern port where they are holding scores of residents hostage in a standoff with government forces. The vice mayor of Lamitan town in Basilan province, Roderick Furigay, says five people are missing and two have been wounded.
Cruise ship to be righted next week
Italian authorities say the operation to set the Concordia cruise ship upright is set for next week, 20 months after the ship capsized near a tiny Tuscan island, killing 32 people. The ship will eventually be towed away and scrapped.
BATTLE GROUND, WASH.: A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after threats that prompted the closure of six southwest Washington schools, police said.
NORFOLK, VA.: The number of sexual assaults reported to the Navy has grown by about 50 percent in the past year, which Navy officials said Wednesday is a sign that sailors feel more comfortable reporting an assault and believe something will be done about it when they do.
CAIRO: Suicide bombers killed at least six soldiers in two separate attacks in Sinai on Wednesday, security officials said, as the new government said it was stepping up its crackdown on Islamist militants.
WASHINGTON: New satellite photographs showing steam emerging from a newly reconstructed nuclear reactor in North Korea suggest that the country may be making good on its promise to resume the production of plutonium for its small nuclear arsenal.