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A string of car bombs and shootings tore through Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, killing at least 57 people and escalating fears of a return to widespread sectarian bloodletting, officials said
Yemeni security and military officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed two militants in a town in the center of the country.
Clashes erupted Monday in eastern Congo between government troops and a rebel group believed to be backed by neighboring Rwanda, the first fighting between the groups since the M23 rebels overtook and later retreated from the provincial capital Goma last year.
A Macau lawyer assaulted in broad daylight in the Chinese gambling haven said Monday the attack was an attempt to intimidate him.
An international aid organization is appealing for more funds to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, saying warmer weather will increase health risks due to lack of shelter, water and basic sanitation.
Witnesses say police in Uganda forcibly entered the offices of an independent newspaper to search for evidence against an army general who questioned the president's alleged plan to have his son succeed him.
North Korea fired short-range projectiles into its own eastern waters Monday for a third straight day, Seoul officials said. The North said it was bolstering deterrence against enemy attack.
Iran says it has started mass producing a new sophisticated air defense missile system capable of engaging low-altitude aircraft.
A suicide bomber struck outside a provincial council headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing the council chief and at least 13 others, authorities said. The Taliban insurgency quickly claimed responsibility.
A government official says the spokesman for one of the al-Qaida-linked groups that occupied and controlled northern Mali for much of last year turned himself in to authorities on the border with Mauritania.