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Oct 29, 201204:28 PM

Cheat Sheet: October 27-28--Weekend Roundup

More than 30 dead in Iraq after bombings and house raids

Attacks targeting Iraq’s Shiite community on Saturday left more than 30 people dead. The attacks occurred in spite of increased security for a major Muslim holiday. The deadliest blast happened on the outskirts of Baghdad where playground equipment had been set up in a market for the holiday. Elsewhere, people were killed by a bomb attached to a bus, a car bomb and a second half blast. In the city of Mosul, gunmen broke into the houses of two families, killing a boy and his parents in one and a mother and daughter in the other. (Source)

‘Killer” nanny awakens in hospitals, asks questions about her family

Yoselyn Ortega, the New York nanny who allegedly slaughtered two Upper West Side children in her care woke up Sunday and asked questions about her own family. Ortega, who a source said suffered a broken vertebrae in a failed suicide bid after she allegedly killed two children, had been unable to speak since Thursday’s rampage. Investigators returned to Ortega’s New York Hospital bedside to learn what sparked the horrific slayings, but Ortega has gotten lawyers involved and won’t answer questions. (Source)

5th Tibetan in week sets self on fire, dies

Tsewang Kyab, a 23-year-old man has become the fifth Tibetan in a week to set himself on fire and die in a country in far western China to protest against Chinese rule, a rights group said Saturday. Police in the region are offering tipsters a reward of $7,700 for information about self-planned immolations in a bid to stem the tide of fiery protests. The protests are coming at a sensitive time, with China’s Communist Party planning a once-in-a-decade power transfer in less than two weeks in Bejing. (Source)

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