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Suicide Bombings During Shi'ite Pilgrimage in Baghdad Kills 28: Kirkuk Blast Kills 22


IRAQ: Iraqi authorities say three suicide bombings during a religious pilgrimage in Baghdad have killed at least 28 people, including children, and wounded more than 90 others.
Police say initial reports indicate all three bombers were women.
The blasts went off today (Monday) in quick succession in the Karrada district as thousands of Shi'ite worshippers were making their way to the Kadhimiya shrine in the northern section of the capital. The pilgrimage peaks Tuesday.
In northern Iraq, authorities say an explosion today in the city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people attending a demonstration against Iraq's draft provincial elections law. More than 80 other people were wounded in the blast.

PAKISTAN VIOLENCE: Pakistani officials say a missile strike near the Afghan border has killed at least six people, including three suspected foreign militants.
Officials say the incident took place today (Monday) near (Azam Warsak) a village in the South Waziristan region.
Intelligence officials in the region say suspected U.S. missiles struck a compound at a religious school, killing six people and wounding three others.
Some local residents said they heard the sound of jets or drones before the attack.

CAMBODIA ELECTION: Cambodia's main opposition party says it is organizing a rally in the coming days of hundreds of thousands of people who were allegedly struck from voter lists in today's (Sunday's) general elections.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says the party of Prime Minister Hun Sen manipulated voter lists to disenfranchise its opponents.
One voter in the capital, Phnom Penh, described seeing more than 100 people turned away from one polling station.
International election monitors say they are still gathering information from observation teams about the extent of possible electoral abuses.

CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Cambodia and Thailand resumed


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high-level talks today (Monday) to address a border dispute that has escalated into a troop standoff.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met his newly-appointed Thai counterpart Tej Bunnag in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.
The Thai diplomat's predecessor (Noppadon Pattama) was forced to resign after backing Cambodia's bid to have an 11th century temple listed as a World Heritage site.
Both countries claim the land surrounding the thousand-year-old temple, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and both have sent troops to the region.

KARADZIC NEPHEW: The nephew of arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic says he was the only family member who knew the false identity and whereabouts of his fugitive uncle. Dragan Karadzic told a Serbian newspaper that he helped his uncle rent apartments, and brought him supplies while his uncle evaded capture. Dragan Karadzic said he never viewed his uncle as a fugitive wanted by The Hague tribunal. It is not immediately clear if Dragan Karadzic will face charges for aiding his uncle.

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