46 die in wave of attacks
Suicide bombings tore through a Shiite mosque near Baghdad and the relatively safe Kurdish area in the north Sunday as a wave of attacks killed at least 46 people across Iraq, officials said. In the deadliest assault, 25 people were killed when an attacker blew himself up in a mosque during a funeral in a former insurgent stronghold south of Baghdad.
Demonstrators fill streets
Thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets of the capital Khartoum late Sunday, chanting “freedom” and renewing calls for their longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to resign after dozens of protesters were killed in a week of demonstrations sparked by austerity measures. The government, which has imposed a media blackout, moved to appease the rancor with cash, saying it would distribute cash to half a million families to offset higher fuel and food prices in a country where nearly half the population lives below the poverty line.
A lawmaker sought by police surrendered on Sunday, bringing to six the number of legislators from the extreme-right Golden Dawn party now in custody and facing criminal charges. Christos Pappas — a lawmaker described by prosecutors as the Golden Dawn’s No. 2 official — was formally charged with membership in a criminal organization with intent to commit crimes, like his five fellow legislators, including Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos. Besides the six lawmakers, another 14 Golden Dawn members and two police officers have been arrested and charged with the same crimes. Another 10 suspects, for whom arrest warrants were issued Saturday, are still at large, officials said.
Church collapse kills boy
Heavy rains caused a half-built church in a suburb of Monterrey to collapse during Mass, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring 24 churchgoers Sunday, Juarez Mayor Rodolfo Ambriz said. The Roman Catholic Church of Santa Clara de Asis was under construction and a tarp had been put up as a roof.
Compiled from wire reports.