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Dozens Killed in Iraqi Pilgrimage Bombing

Woman bomber hid explosives under abaya

(Newser) - At least 40 people were killed and 70 injured today when a female suicide bomber with explosives tucked under her abaya attacked a Shia pilgrimage in northwest Baghdad, CNN reports. Many of the dead were women and included Iranians marking the Shia holy period of Ashura. The bomber apparently targeted... More »

Pilgrims Use Wi-Fi at Hajj for First Time

Wireless routers set up at 70 holy sites for ancient Islamic ritual

(Newser) - Muslim pilgrims had free access to Wi-Fi for the first time during the Hajj, which ended yesterday in Saudi Arabia. The short-term service, provided by two telecom firms, had 70 access points around holy sites and took only two months to assemble. Pilgrims say that online access helped them seek... More »

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