Series Of Attacks In Iraq

  • At least 45 people were killed in a series of attacks in Iraq on Tuesday, said police. Most of the victims appear to be civilians. CBC News

  • The death toll from the massive South Asia earthquake soared above 42,000 as the first trickle of humanitarian aid began to flow into the region, authorities said. CNN News

  • British police arrested 18 people on Tuesday in dawn raids targeting a human smuggling ring suspected of bringing large numbers of Turkish illegal immigrants into London. News24

  • Heavy rain and hail is delaying the arrival of much-needed humanitarian aid in the region devastated by the massive South Asia earthquake, as anger mounts among frantic survivors over the apparently slow response to the crisis. CTV News

  • Maya Indian villagers have given up hope of finding up survivors buried under a huge Guatemala mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan. A huge lake of mud has wiped out the village of Panabaj and sniffer dogs were being used to lead an almost hopeless search. CBC News

  • Germany's chancellor-in-waiting Angela Merkel will turn on Tuesday to the task of building a coalition government capable of injecting new life into the country's ailing economy. Merkel is set to become the first woman chancellor in Germany's history at the head of a power-sharing administration of her Christian Democrat alliance and the Social Democrats. News24

  • Indonesian police have arrested a man who allegedly shared a rented room with one of three suicide bombers on Bali before this month's attacks on crowded restaurants on the island, the national police spokesman said Tuesday. CNN News

  • A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened. CTV News

  • Farmers in a quarantined village in western Turkey handed over their turkeys and chickens to authorities for culling as the country tried to contain an outbreak of suspected bird flu, officials said Tuesday. CNN News

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