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27 Iraqis Dead After Wave of Car Bombings in Baghdad

Originally published on VICE News July 19, 2014.

At least 27 Iraqis are dead after a wave of car bombings across the capital of Baghdad on Saturday, in what police and medics describe as the city’s deadliest day of aggression since Sunni Muslim insurgents launched an offensive across northern Iraq last month.

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Animals On The Front Line

As The Israel Defence Forces’ ground offensive entered its second day, the estimated number of dead in Gaza has risen to 316. With the number of people to die as a result of conflict in Gaza now topping 300, UN chief Ban Ki-Moon is set to travel to the region today in a bid to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas. 430 more words

Global Issues

Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 38 civilians dead


A suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in the east of Afghanistan.

Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief in the Urgun district of Paktika province, said the attack on Tuesday also wounded more than 40 others. 193 more words

Current Affairs

Afghanistan car bomb leaves at least 38 civilians dead


A suicide car bomber has killed at least 38 people in the east of Afghanistan.

Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief in the Urgun district of Paktika province, said the attack on Tuesday also wounded more than 40 others. 193 more words

World News

Points of View

Given the continuing state of the world I felt moved to publish again some poems from a sequence I posted earlier. This poem was originally composed at the same time but was not included. 41 more words

Poems

Mental Illness and the Hammer of Faith

This is a cross post from my other blog www.atheistanalysis.com where you can find more of my blogs as well as videos of interviews with prominent members of the secular movement and read more from like minded individuals.   1,192 more words