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Nine killed as poll violence hits restive Indian regions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine police and poll officials were killed in India in two attacks on Thursday, one in a region hit by a Maoist insurgency and the other in Kashmir, the mainly-Muslim region where many voters are boycotting a general election. Eight police and election officials were killed when assailants - that police suspect were left-wing rebels - blew up a bus they were travelling on in Dumka, in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police spokesman Anurag Gupta said. Five of the dead were police. Five others were wounded.

Nine killed as poll violence hits restive Indian regions

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nine police and poll officials were killed in India in two attacks on Thursday, one in a region hit by a Maoist insurgency and the other in Kashmir, the mainly-Muslim region where many voters are boycotting a general election. Eight police and election officials were killed when assailants - that police suspect were left-wing rebels - blew up a bus they were travelling on in Dumka, in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police spokesman Anurag Gupta said. Five of the dead were police. Five others were wounded.

Iraq attacks kills nine as bomber hits university

Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least nine people on Sunday, security and medical officials said. The attacks, which come as Iraq suffers a prolonged surge in bloodshed, took place less than two weeks before a parliamentary election that will be a major test for security forces. Officials gave varying accounts of the bombing of Baghdad's Imam Kadhim University.

Iraq policeman gives life to shield recruits, attacks kill 15

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks targeting security personnel killed 15 people country-wide. The violence comes as Iraq suffers a protracted surge in bloodshed that has killed more than 2,650 people so far this year despite wide-ranging operations against militants by the security forces. In Baladruz, northeast of Baghdad, policeman Raad Kadhim Hattab threw his arms around a suicide bomber who was trying to target a recruitment centre, the interior ministry said.

New Mali PM chooses ministers with focus on reconciliation

Mali's new Prime Minister Moussa Mara formed a government Friday, with the outgoing foreign minister becoming reconciliation minister as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict. Former planning minister Mara, 39, was promoted to the premiership last weekend after Mali's first post-war prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly quit just six months into office. The make-up of the new cabinet, announced by presidential decree on public television, places reconciliation at the top of the agenda.

Maoists kill 14 in India poll-related violence

Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting the major security challenges faced in staging the nation's marathon general elections. The violence, the deadliest since the elections began last Monday, came as Indians cast ballots in the southern resort state of Goa and in the far-flung northeast in another round of the multi-phase elections that wind up May 12 with results four days later.

Maoists kill 12 in India poll-related violence

Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting security worries in the nation's marathon election. The attacks came as Indians cast ballots in the southern resort state of Goa and in the far-flung northeast in another round of the multi-phase polls that wind up May 12 with results due May 16. Six polling team officials were killed when Maoists blew up their bus in the state of Chhattisgarh, senior police officer Gurjinder Pal Singh told AFP.

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Mali's new prime minister was in talks on Sunday to appoint a government to lead the west African nation's post-war recovery after the surprise resignation of his predecessor and the entire cabinet. Former planning minister Moussa Mara, 39, was promoted to the premiership on Saturday after Mali's first post-war prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly quit just six months into office, a statement from the presidency said. He has not spoken in public since his appointment but wrote a brief message on Twitter thanking Malians for their support.

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Mali's new prime minister was in talks on Sunday to appoint a government to lead the west African nation's post-war recovery after the surprise resignation of his predecessor and the entire cabinet. Former planning minister Moussa Mara, 39, was promoted to the premiership on Saturday after Mali's first post-war prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly quit just six months into office, a statement from the presidency said. He has not spoken in public since his appointment but wrote a brief message on Twitter thanking Malians for their support.

Football: Dutch league results

Dutch league results on Saturday: SC Heerenveen 3 PSV Eindhoven 0 NEC Nijmegen 1 Cambuur 1 NAC Breda 0 FC Twente 2 Heracles 1 Go Ahead Eagles 2 Friday FC Zwolle 0 FC Groningen 1 afp
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