BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two more bombs went off this morning on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing six people. Additional casualties reported from a series of bombings yesterday pushed the number of those killed across the country to more than 65.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his main guiding principles in renewed talks with the Palestinians will be to maintain a Jewish majority in Israel and to avoid a future Palestinian state becoming an Iranian-backed "terror state." He tells his Cabinet that he expects recently announced peace talks to be tough, and that any agreement reached would have to be ratified in a national referendum.
PARIS (AP) — Suburbs west of Paris have experienced a second night of violence after clashes a day earlier in apparent protest over the enforcement of France's ban on Islamic face veils. Officials say some 20 cars have been torched and four people detained. Officials plan to reinforce police presence.
BEIJING (AP) — A scenic site in northern China is closed after several tourists were injured by falling rocks. A woman reached by phone at the management office of the area says more than 10 tourists were hurt and that two of the injured are in critical condition.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two U.S. fighter jets had to drop four unarmed bombs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park when a training exercise went wrong. A statement says the two jets each jettisoned an inert bomb and an unarmed explosive bomb in deeper water away from coral to minimize possible damage to the reef. The planes could not land carrying their bomb load.
Created: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 07:15:26 EST
Updated: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 07:15:26 EST