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March 10th, 2009
World Links: Suicide Attacks in Iraq and Sri Lanka, the Dalai Lama speaks from India

In Iraq, a suicide attack in a crowded market in the city of Abu Ghraib kills 33. The target appears to have been a group of tribal leaders and security officials who were touring the market, and tribal leaders, soldiers and journalists were among the dead and injured.

Ten civilians are killed and at least 20 others injured in a suicide attack on a mosque in Sri Lanka during the holiday of Milad-un-Nabi, the prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

In a speech marking the anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising that led to his exile, the Dalai Lama says that the Chinese Communist Party had turned Tibet into “hell on earth,” but says he’s still committed to his “middle way” approach to dealing with China.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe speaks at a funeral service for his rival Morgan Tzvangirai’s wife, who died in a car accident last Friday.

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