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BAGHDAD -- A series of violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday killed 46 and wounded some 71 others, raising fears that terrorist groups and militia could bring the country to uncontrollable sectarian violence.
At least ten people were killed and 30 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a funeral in west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Wednesday, a local police source told Xinhua. (Iraq-Attack)
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DAMASCUS -- The head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, announced Wednesday night that his group, which is the main opposition umbrella in exile, will attend the Geneva II peace conference.
Jarba made the announcement during a visit to Cairo, Egypt, less than 24 hours after the Syrian government said it will attend the peace talks in Geneva. (Syria-Geneva-Opposition)
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BOGOTA -- Colombia has recalled its ambassador to Nicaragua for consultations over an ongoing territorial dispute that a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in favor of the Central American country has failed to resolve, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said Wednesday.
"We have decided to call our ambassador, Luz Stella Jara, who should be arriving tomorrow, so she can report on why it is impossible to have a dialogue with Nicaragua," Holguin told a press conference. (Colombia-Nicaragua)
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Two construction workers were killed Wednesday during the collapse of a part of the ceiling in Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, which will host the competition' s opening match of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, the Fire Brigade said.
The accident occurred as the last section of the roof over the bleachers was being installed in the Itaquerao stadium, in Sao Paulo. (Football-Brazil-Death)
Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.
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