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COLLEGE CARNAGE: A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed at least 40 people in a Baghdad college yesterday.
Guards stopped the bomber in the reception lobby of the Baghdad Economy and Administration College but the man managed to blow himself up. At least 34 people were wounded. - Reuters
BEAUTIFUL MARS: The European comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta has been sending back "beautiful new images" after swooping over the surface of Mars overnight, the European Space Agency said in Paris yesterday.
Rosetta came within just 250km of the red planet as it pursues its looping mission around the solar system. - Sapa-AFP
DEFIANT IRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed yesterday his country would not retreat in the face of Western pressure on its nuclear programme, comparing its atomic drive to a "train with no brakes", and a deputy foreign minister said the country was ready for any possible scenario "even for war". - Reuters
WAR EXODUS: Thousands of terrified civilians were yesterday pouring out of the Somali capital Mogadishu as heavy overnight fighting between Ethiopian troops and gunmen left at least 10 people dead. - Sapa-AFP