1. IRAQ

    32 Killed in Funeral Attack

    Image #: 16691699    A resident inspects the site of a bomb attack inside a coffee shop in Baghdad January 27, 2012. The bomb blast inside a coffee shop and a roadside bomb explosion seconds later outside the shop killed three people and wounded 17 others on Thursday in the Saidiya district of southern Baghdad, police and hospital sources said. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: CONFLICT)       REUTERS /SAAD SHALASH /LANDOV

    Saad Shalash, Reuters / Landov

    A suicide car bomber killed at least 32 people Friday and injured some 60 more when he targeted a funeral procession in a predominantly Shiite district of Baghdad in Iraq. It's the latest in a wave of attacks on Shiites across Iraq, where sectarian violence has spiked since the withdrawal of American troops last month. On Tuesday nine people were killed in a series of explosions in Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad.

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