Briefly World: Attacks across Iraq kill 40

A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting killed at least 40 and wounded scores across Iraq

Published:June 17, 2013 1:19 am

Attacks across Iraq kill 40

Baghdad: A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting killed at least 40 and wounded scores across Iraq Sunday. Most of the car bombs hit Shiite-majority areas and were the cause of most of the casualties. The blasts hit half a dozen cities and towns in the south and center of the country. AP

Termites devour savings of woman worth $65,000

Beijing: Termites raided a Chinese woman’s stash of banknotes worth 400,000 yuan ($65,000) which she had hidden in a plastic bag in a wooden drawer in her house,leaving not even a single intact note. Instead of depositing the cash in bank or cashbox,she put the banknotes in a plastic bag and placed it in a wooden drawer,People’s Daily Online reported. PTI

Egypt calls for enforcing no-fly zone on Syria

Cairo: Egypt has severed diplomatic ties with Syria and asked the world powers to enforce a no-fly zone over the country to oust Syrian President Bashar Al-Asaad. President Mohamed Morsi said,“We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo.” He also urged the world powers to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria. PTI

Female suicide bomber hit Quetta university bus

Islamabad: A woman Lashkar-e-Jhangvi suicide bomber carried out the attack on a university bus carrying women and her male accomplice struck a hospital in Quetta,police said,as the death toll in the strikes rose to 26 on Sunday. PTI

Putin arrives in London for talks with Cameron

LONDON: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in London for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron that are expected to touch on the issue of Syria’s civil war. AP

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