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05/30/05 World News: Two Suicide Bombings in Iraq Kill 20, Wound 96


Iraqi police say two suicide bombings outside government buildings south of Baghdad have killed at least 20 people and wounded nearly 100 others. Authorities say today's (Monday's) struck outside a police station and a clinic in the town of Hillah, 95 kilometers from the capital. Officials say most, if not all victims were Iraqi policemen.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the future of Europe and its economy are in question after French voters delivered a resounding "no" vote on the proposed European Union constitution.

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has called North Korean leader Kim Jong Il "irresponsible" and accused him of running "a police state." Excerpts of a CNN television interview in which he made the remarks were released Sunday. The full interview is scheduled to air on Monday evening.

Cambodian authorities say a Chinese man has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle heroin out of the country.

Officials say the 47-year-old man was about to board a flight from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong (Saturday) when he triggered a metal detector. Police say they searched him and discovered bags containing three kilograms of heroin strapped to his legs.

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