Suicide bomb kills 20
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq, killing at least 20 people in the middle of a sermon yesterday.
The explosion took place in the town of Wajihiya in the province of Diyala, which has seen an increasing number of attacks in recent weeks.
It was not clear who was behind the blast. More than 460 people have been killed in militant attacks in July so far, according to violence monitoring group Iraq Body Count. ings of the Vatican’s bloated departments and draft reforms to tackle instances of favouritism or corruption, as well as simplify procedures, improve transparency and put resources to better use.
This latest commission, which will report directly to the pope, comes on the heels of the establishment of a separate body looking at how to reform the Vatican bank and the appointment of eight cardinal advisors. pending his appeal so that he can run in a Moscow mayor election on September 8.
The anti-corruption blogger will be unable to leave Moscow, but hailed the decision, a day after he was convicted of theft, as a victory for people power. Experts said it was unprecedented for the prosecution to seek bail on such terms after sentencing.
Under Russian law, he has 10 days to file an appeal and then the court has to decide whether to hear that appeal in 30 days. killed thousands of people in the past three years.
The blackout hurt cellphone companies including MTN.
The restoration of phone services was “in reaction to the improved security situation and to relax the environment and ease tensions,” said military spokesman Chris Olukolade. Lagos, where most foreigners live.
A British businessman was kidnapped in March in an upmarket district of Nigeria’s commercial capital but was released four days later. It was not clear if a ransom was paid.