Suicide bomber hits Iraqi town

At least 22 people including three children are killed in blast in town of Baiji.

    There has been little let up in bombings
    in the troubled country [AFP]

    Among those killed were members of the volunteer force, guards of the oil company and civilians, including at least three children, the police officer said.
    Iraq's interior minister ordered the dismissal of Saad Nufous, Baiji's police chief, shortly after the blast.
    Major-General Abdul-Karim Khalaf, an interior ministry spokesman, said: "There was a decision by the interior ministry to fire the Baiji police chief."
    In a separate attack, a suicide bomber struck the funeral of a father and son working as armed volunteers with US forces north of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 21, police said.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    Life after death row: The pastor praying for Nigeria's prisoners

    The Nigerian pastor adapting to life after death row

    Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free.

    What it means to love a dead child

    What it means to love a dead child

    You must forget all you thought you knew about grief when the landscape of your life has been demolished.

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    'Butchered': The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

    Kenya banned FGM in 2011, but Europeans still bring their daughters to underground clinics there to be cut.