More than 70 people have been killed in a series of car
bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across
Iraq, police and medics say, extending the worst sectarian
violence since US troops withdrew in December 2011.
The mayor of Canada's largest city, facing allegations that
he smoked crack cocaine, and made racial and homophobic slurs
on video, must either refute the accusations or step down,
fellow city politicians say.
Two car bombs have killed at least four people and wounded
dozens of others in one of the bloodiest attacks this year in
Dagestan, a turbulent province in Russia's North Caucasus
region where armed groups are waging an Islamist insurgency.