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Thursday , January 16 , 2014
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Baghdad blasts

Baghdad, Jan. 15 (Reuters): Bomb attacks hit Baghdad and a village near the northern town of Baquba today, killing at least 52 people, police and hospital sources said.

the deadliest incident, a bomb blew up in a funeral tent where mourners were marking the death two days ago of a Sunni pro-government militiaman, police said. It killed 18 people and wounded 16 in Shatub, a village south of Baquba.

Thai polls

Bangkok (Reuters): Thailand’s government stuck to a plan for a February election on Wednesday despite mounting pressure from protesters who have brought parts of Bangkok to a near-standstill.

Russia deaths

Moscow (Reuters): Three Russian servicemen and four gunmen were killed in a shootout in southern Russia on Wednesday during a sweep for militants before the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Bieber raid

Los Angeles (Reuters): A police search of Justin Bieber’s California home on Tuesday in a vandalism case linked to the singer resulted in the arrest of a man after drugs were found in the house.