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Bombing outside Baghdad ice cream shop kills 16

BAGHDAD // Iraqi officials have raised the death toll from a night-time bombing outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad to 16. ISIL admitted to carrying out the attack. Police and security officials said the explosion in the Iraqi capital’s bustling Karrada neighbourhood early on Tuesday also wounded …

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World in focus — best photos for May 29, 2017

Domingo Santana has a tub of bubblegum thrown over him as he speaks to a reporter after hitting a grand slam to ensure victory for the Milwaukee Brewers over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jeffrey Phelps / AP Photo A man prays at the Grand Mosque of Saint-Denis, near Paris. Benjamin Cremel …

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Gunmen in Egypt kill at least 28 Christians on a bus

CAIRO // Masked gunmen riding in three SUVs opened fire on a packed bus taking Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of Egypt’s capital on Friday, killing at least 28 people, including two children. Twenty-two others were wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the …

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