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Suicide attack in Baghdad cafe kills 12 people

People inspect the site of a car bomb explosion at a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 16, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant killed and wound scores of people, Saturday in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, authorities said. AP

A suicide bomber struck inside a Baghdad cafe overnight where customers were watching a football game on TV, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bombings kill at least 22 in Iraqi capital

Smoke rises after a parked car bomb went off at a commercial center in Khilani Square in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. AP

Multiple bombings rocked central Baghdad on Wednesday, striking mainly near the heavily fortified Green Zone where key government offices are located and killing at least 22 people, Iraqi officials said.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Car bombings in Iraq kill at least 10 people

A man looks at a burned police vehicle in the main street of Fallujah after clashes between Iraqi security forces and al-Qaeda fighters in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.  AP PHOTO

Iraqi officials say car bombings in and near Baghdad have killed at least 10 people.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Attacks on Shiite pilgrims, others kill 16 in Iraq

Civilians leave their home damaged in a double suicide bomb attack at a market the day before, in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov 24, 2013. AP

A suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq’s capital on their way to a holy city and other violence across the country killed 16 people Thursday, officials said.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bombings, shooting kill 12 people in Iraqi capital

Iraqis inspect the aftermath of a double suicide bomb attack at a market in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov 24, 2013. AP

Attacks, including a bombing of Shiite pilgrims, killed 12 people in the Iraqi capital on Saturday, Iraqi officials said.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Separate attacks kill at least five in Baghdad

Civilians leave their home damaged in a double suicide bomb attack at a market the day before, in Tuz Khormato, 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov 24, 2013. AP

Iraqi officials say separate attacks in Baghdad have killed at least five people and wounded 13.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN says nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in October

Iraqi policemen work at a checkpoint in central Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is scheduled to speak about his country's plight to a Washington audience tonight, a day ahead of a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. The two leaders plan to discuss Iraq's request for more weapons, training and manpower to battle deadly attacks by a resurgent al-Qaida in Iraq. AP

Violence across Iraq killed nearly 1,000 people in October, the United Nations said Friday, as the world body’s representative there called on leaders to take bold action to stop the “current mayhem” gripping the country.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 35 in busy cafe


A suicide bomber slammed his explosive-laden car Sunday night into a busy cafe in Iraq’s capital, part of a day of violence across the country that killed 45 people, authorities said.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Funeral bombing, other attacks in Iraq kill 65

Mourners grieve for a man killed Wednesday in a double bomb attack on a Shiite mosque while attending his funeral in the Kasra neighborhood in northern Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. A suicide attacker staged a double bombing near a Shiite mosque in northern Baghdad as worshippers were leaving after evening prayers on Wednesday, according to Iraqi authorities. AP

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a funeral tent packed with mourners and another bomber on foot blew himself up nearby in a Shiite part of Baghdad early Saturday evening, the deadliest assault in a day of attacks that claimed at least 65 lives in Iraq.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Officials: 26 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

A man inspects the damage at a cafe following a suicide bombing in Balad, 60 miles (80 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. AP

Officials in Iraq say at least 26 people have been killed by a suicide bomber who attacked a park in northern Baghdad. Police say the attack happened at a park that has several cafes and restaurants. They say the bomber detonated his explosives in a crowd of people, killing 26 and wounding 55 people.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Attacks on Sunni, Shiite mosque in Iraq kill 9

A worshipper cleans the site of a suicide bomb attack outside the Hussienieh Ali Basha mosque in Baghdad's Kiraiyat neighborhood, Iraq, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A suicide bomber walked in during the service and detonated his explosives on Friday, killing more than a dozen worshippers and wounding tens, a police officer and a medical official said. AP

Iraqi officials say a Shiite and a Sunni mosque in Baghdad have been targeted in bombings that killed at least nine people.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bomb at Baghdad football pitch kills 9 – officials


A bombing at a Baghdad football pitch killed nine people Sunday, the majority of them young boys, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Iraqis playing and watching football.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cafe attacks in Iraq kill 11

People clean up the aftermath of a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a cafe packed with young people on Sunday in the largely Shiite neighborhood of al-Ameen in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 17, 2013. A string of apparently coordinated bombings and a shooting across Iraq has killed and wounded dozens of people, officials said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

Bombs targeting cafes in Baghdad and a restive city north of the capital have killed 11 people, officials said on Friday, the latest violence to sparked concern of a revival of all-out sectarian war.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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