Today's bomb attack in Baghdad is only the latest in a series of attacks ahead of tomorrow's provincial elections, which are considered an important test of Iraq's post-war stability.
Some say that while Pyongyang's preconditions are unrealistic, its statement provides a noteworthy change in recent tone.
A bomb blast near the BJP party headquarters in Bangalore on Wednesday left 16 people injured, including eight policemen.
Over the years, several electronics devices have refused to drop in price. It might be time to go ahead and take the plunge on that Blu-ray player.
Russia has been unmoving in its opposition to stronger action against the Assad regime, putting it at odds with the rest of the G8, meeting today in London, on how to resolve the Syrian conflict.