Sui­cide bomb kills 20

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

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.

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