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At least 40 people were killed and 60 others were hurt Sunday when a terrorist exploded a bomb among pilgrims pausing for refreshments en route to a Shiite Muslim festival in Kerbala, Iraq. The attack took place in Iskandariya, 25 miles south of Baghdad.

Contrary to reports, Kenya's political rivals are still divided over the question of a power-sharing government, a negotiator for President Mwai Kibaki said Sunday.The reports had said that the two sides had progressed to discussions on allocating which ministries each would control. An opposition spokesman said he would have no immediate reaction to the comment. Both sides have said they hope for a final agreement early this week.

An alert bus passenger helped to avert major casualties in a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Saturday by spotting a bomb moments before it exploded. The driver and conductor ordered the vehicle evacuated, and, while 18 people were injured in the blast, there were no deaths. The bus was destroyed in the attack. The explosion was blamed on Tamil separatist rebels. Above, police in the capital stop a bus for inspection Sunday following the blast.

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