With large parts of Iraq
in militant hands, a top Kurdish leader called on regional lawmakers
Thursday to lay the groundwork for a referendum on independence, a vote
that would likely spell the end of a unified Iraq.
overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in this World Cup host
city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two
construction trucks and a car in an embarrassment for a country that has
been basking in praise for what has mostly been a smoothly running
Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of
press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent
news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday it
is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results.