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Attacks across Iraq kill 12
BAGHDAD: A 9-year-old schoolboy was among at least 12 people that insurgents killed across Iraq on Wednesday, rattling nerves ahead of a holiday weekend. The attacks took place in Kirkuk, Mansour, Mashtal and Mishada neighbourhoods spanned across Iraq.
Musharraf to contest Pak polls from Chitral
Islamabad: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is a "proclaimed offender" in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, on Wendesday announced he will contest the upcoming general elections from Chitral — a constituency in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province — the Express Tribune reported.
Bosnians elect first hijab-wearing mayor
VISOKO: Amra Babic, a 43-year-old economist, created a history in the country by becoming its first hijab-wearing mayor, and possibly the only one in Europe. Her victory comes as governments elsewhere in Europe debate laws to ban the Muslim veil. Babic said, "We have sent a message out from Visoko. A message of tolerance, democracy and equality.''
Sudan blames Israel for arms factory fire
KHARTOUM: Sudan claimed Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes caused an explosion and fire at a military factory south of the capital, Khartoum, killing two people. "Four planes bombed the Yarmouk industrial complex,'' Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman said while blaming Israel. "They used sophisticated technology."
Journalist killed in Somalia
MOGADISHU: A Somali journalist, Ahmed Farah Sakin, was shot dead in northern Somalia on Tuesday night. Sakin, a reporter for the Somali television station Universal was shot by gunmen in the town of Lasanod. Sakin's colleague Abdullahi Ahmed Nor said the death was part of an "anti-media'' campaign in the country.
Romney son says sorry to Obama
MORRISSON: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's son Tagg has apologised to President Barack Obama for saying in a radio interview that he was tempted to "take a swing'' at the President for criticising his father during the second presidential debate.
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