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Attacks in Iraq & Pakistan on Shias during religious festival

27 Shiite pilgrims on their way to the holy city of Karabala in Iraq were killed when a suicide car bomber struck. Over 60 were injured. Violent car bombings had increased in Iraq in the lead-up to the March 7 parliamentary elections, Wall St. Journal.

2 bombs in Pakistan also targeted Shiite Muslims, BBC News. Ethnic violence in Karachi, Pakistan, Al Jazeera.

4 British politicians, including 3 members of parliament, have been charged of theft in an expense scandal. Politicians charged personal expenses to their government accounts, Times Online.

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