1. TERRORISM

    Bombs Kill Dozens in Iraq

    Iraiqs inspect the scene in the north Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah where twin car bombs exploded  on January 5, 2012. A spate of blasts against Shiite enclaves in Baghdad killed at least 21 people, officials said, as Iraq grapples with a political row that has stoked sectarian tensions.
AFP PHOTO /ALI AL SAADI (Photo credit should read ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ali al-Saadi, AFP / Getty Images

    Another wave of deadly bombings in Iraq raised the specter of civil war. Four bombs killed an estimated 70 people and wounded another 146 in Shiite areas of Baghdad. Sectarian tensions have been high since Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki removed two senior Sunni politicians from power shortly after the U.S. withdrew, but officials said Thursday it was too early to tell who was responsible for the bombings.

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