1. MORE BLOODSHED

    Attacks Kill At Least 46 in Iraq

    Relatives grieve for Mohammed Ali, 18, who was killed on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a park that was filled with people going to cafes and restaurants in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Attacks have been on the rise in Iraq since a deadly security crackdown in April on a Sunni protest camp. More than 3,000 people have been killed in violence during the past few months, raising fears Iraq could see a new round of widespread sectarian bloodshed similar to that which brought the country to the edge of civil war in 2006 and 2007. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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    At least 46 people were killed in Iraq on Sunday during a wave of violence that many fear is returning the fragile democracy back to a state of civil war. The bloodshed has been intensifying since April when the government began cracking down on a Sunni protest camp, leaving observers to wonder whether Iraqi security forces are up to the challenge of protecting the country. One of the attacks took place near Mosul where insurgents created a fake checkpoint and killed five soldiers on their way back to base. Multiple car bombs—at least four in Baghdad alone—detonated throughout the day. More than 400 people have been killed in Iraq so far in August.

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