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Two suicide bombers targeted a Shiite mosque in Baghdad on Tuesday, one blowing himself up at a nearby checkpoint while the other slipped inside during prayers. The blasts killed 34 people, Iraqi officials said.
Prominent British art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assault and accepted a police caution after published photos showed him grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
The price of oil rose above $98 Tuesday as traders awaited the latest word on both the Federal Reserve's monetary policy and U.S. oil supplies.
The International Committee of the Red Cross urged a military judge Tuesday to refuse a request to open its confidential communications with U.S. officials about conditions at Guantanamo Bay to the lawyers for the prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 terror attack.
A serial sex offender was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping and murdering an Irish immigrant while free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women.
Syrian activists say warplanes have hit rebel positions near a contested military air base in the northern province of Aleppo.
Thailand's government on Tuesday acknowledged losing more than $4.46 billion in one year in a much-criticized scheme to support rice prices that ended up dislodging the country from its spot as the grain's top exporter. The program is likely to be amended to reduce the losses, the commerce minister said.
Exploding shells set off a fire that was triggering explosions Wednesday at a military depot in southern Russia, injuring about 30 people and causing the evacuation of more than 6,000 from a nearby village, investigators and emergency workers said.
Thailand's government has acknowledged losing more than $4.46 billion in a much-criticized scheme to support rice prices that ended up dislodging the country from its top spot as the grain's exporter.
Switzerland's lower house of parliament pushed back strongly Tuesday against a government proposal to end a bitter dispute with U.S. authorities over American tax cheats suspected of hiding money in the country's banks.