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Islamic State low blow targets fasting Shiites in Iraq, killing 31

Iraqis gather at the site of a vehicle bomb explosion near Baghdad's Al-Shuhada Bridge on May 30, 2017 which killed at least five people and wounded 17, security and medical officials said. Middle East analyst Hayder al-Khoei told Al Jazeera that IS "timed Tuesday's attack to cause maximum impact". ISIS's Amaq news agency claimed Tuesday's attack in Karrada, a mainly Shi'ite Muslim district.



Kabul blast hurts German embassy staff, kills guard - minister

The ministry said three hundred and twenty others were wounded and 50 vehicles destroyed. Witnesses described dozens of cars choking the roads as wounded survivors and panicked children on their way to school sought safety. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies. The BBC said one of its drivers, an Afghan, was killed driving journalists to work.



Manchester attack weighing on British elections

Authorities said the suicide bomber, 22-year-old British-Libyan Salman Abedi , did not act alone. U.S. rock group Blondie cancelled a London performance scheduled a day after the attack, while British band Take That postponed shows at the Manchester Arena and in Liverpool this week.



Reps propose compulsory review of minimum wage every five years

House Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) led the debate on the general principles of the bill during plenary, and said the bill sought to provide for periodic review of the national minimum wage every five years. "You can not say you are fighting corruption without giving the people the leeway to put bread on their tables", Gbajabiamila stressed. "Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by inserting immediately after sub-section 2 a new sub-section 3 to read as follows: ...


May could lose majority in UK parliament: YouGov study in The Times

May could lose majority in UK parliament: YouGov study in The Times

The Prime Minister launched a ferocious assault on the Labour leader's fitness to run the country, insisting he has no plan for extracting the country from the European Union. He said he was fighting the election for "social justice" and to reduce poverty, not to change the law regarding the monarch. After flirting with the idea for the last few weeks, Jeremy Corbyn's confirmed he will take part in the seven-way party leaders' debate tonight in Cambridge.



Kabul Blast Kills at Least 80 Near Embassies in Afghanistan Capital

Government facilities, foreign embassies, military installations, commercial entities, non-governmental organization offices, restaurants, hotels, airports, and educational centres. BBC World Service director Francesca Unsworth says Mohammed Nazir , who had worked for the BBC Afghan Service for four years, was killed as he was driving colleagues to work.