Iraq

Car bomb kills 13 people

A car bomb exploded outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad just after midnight Tuesday, killing 13 people and wounding 24, hospital and police officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which Iraqi officials said involved apparently remotely detonated explosives inside a parked car. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. The attack came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad’s restaurants and cafes quickly fill up.

Indonesia

Quake damages buildings

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province Monday evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.8 quake was centered in a thinly populated area 49 miles southeast of the provincial capital, Palu, at a depth of 6 miles. The National Disaster Management Agency said buildings were damaged in Poso, a city to the southeast of the epicenter, and a number of houses and churches were damaged in nearby villages.

Venezuela

Opposition leader tear-gassed

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles was tear-gassed during a protest in the capital of Caracas. The former presidential candidate was gassed Monday by soldiers who were trying to control an opposition protest that blocked a highway. His bodyguards helped him get out of the scrum of protesters. Capriles said soldiers assaulted members of his team as they tried to move away from the crowd.

France

‘Solution’ for feminist event

The mayor of Paris said Monday that a “clear solution” has been found with organizers of a festival for black feminists, an event that had aroused her ire because four-fifths of the festival space was to be open exclusively to black women. Mayor Anne Hidalgo had strongly criticized and threatened to cancel the upcoming Nyansapo Festival a day earlier because it was “forbidden to white people.” In a new series of tweets on the topic, Hidalgo said her “firm” discussion with organizers had yielded a satisfactory clarification: the parts of the festival held on public property would be open to everyone and “non-mixed workshops will be held elsewhere, in a strictly private setting.”

Compiled from wire reports