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Suicide bomber kills 45 in Iraqi city of Hilla

Suicide bomber  IraqA suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives killed at least 45 people and wounded 157 on Sunday in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla, police and medical sources said.

The attacker approached a main checkpoint at a northern entrance to the largely Shi'ite Muslim city and detonated the minibus, a police officer said on condition of anonymity.

At least 50 cars were set ablaze with passengers trapped inside and part of the checkpoint complex was destroyed, the officer said.


Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned

Israeli airport security questionedJack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security concerns.

The Israel-based British-Cypriot businessman says he negotiated a compromise in which he kept the computer and several pages, checking in the rest of the documents.

"It was a very unpleasant, very uncomfortable" experience, said Angelides, the general manager of the Israeli soccer team Maccabi Tel Aviv.


Hillary Clinton Kicks Off International Women’s Day At United Nations

Hillary clintonHilary Clinton said before the United Nations on Friday that women’s rights should be a central part of a global development agenda, as women and women’s groups around the world prepared to demonstrate for gender equality as part of International Women’s Day.

Equality for women “remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century,” Clinton said in her headline speech at the UN commemoration of International Women’s Day, which is Saturday. “No country in the world, including my own, has achieved full participation.”


Drought declared in nearly 80 percent of Queensland, Australia

Queensland droughtNearly 80 percent of Australia's Queensland state has been declared drought-stricken -- the largest area the state has ever that parched, officials said.

Thirty-eight of the state's shires have full drought conditions, including large sections of the Queensland coast, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

"It's really only that coastal strip of Queensland of roughly Rockhampton through to Cape that is not in drought, bar[ing] some other small locations around the state, so that does confirm that this is a more significant drought event than Queensland has ever seen before," said Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh.


France's Nicolas Sarkozy 'had phone tapped by judges'

sarkozyFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped for the past year on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.

And Le Monde newspaper says the phone taps have revealed evidence of tampering with the justice system.  It says a senior prosecutor in the country's highest court was feeding Mr Sarkozy confidential information.

Mr Sarkozy's lawyer denies the claims and says the phone taps were illegal.


Why do we need an International Women's Day?

International Women's dayWhat does it mean in today's world to take an established tradition and make it your own? We are young women of the millennial generation, with more than 100 International Women's Days (IWD) gone by. We live in an era of increasing inequalities of wealth and resources and continue to witness a frightening backlash against women's rights gained to date.

IWD remains meaningful to us because we see young feminist activists claiming this day as their own, gathering at the forefront of today's most heated disputes, demanding access to abortion, amplifying voices of sex workers, or seeking justice for the disappearances of women human rights defenders. They are casting off the taboo of feminism, applying new social media technologies and drawing on the arts to make these celebrations relevant and expressive of multiple realities, identities, and movements.


US imposes visa restrictions on Russian officials as Obama signs sanctions order

Angela MerkelBarack Obama ramped up pressure on Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday by imposing visa restrictions on officials for “threatening the sovereignty of Ukraine” and signing an executive order enabling further sanctions against Moscow.

The White House said the measures were a response to Russia’s “ongoing violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity”, a reference to its intervention in the southern peninsula of Crimea.


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