Iraq, Afghanistan, Spain, Portugal

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 4:38pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – Iraq, a string of car bombs killed dozens and injures more than fifty others. Three explosions hit processions of a major Muslim religious festival in Baghdad. Iraqi officials say the coordinated car bombs targeted Shi’ite pilgrims in at least four other Iraqi cities. These attacks are the third this week targeting their annual pilgrimage.

Afghanistan – Dozens of people are feared dead or after two powerful earthquakes triggered a landslide Monday that buried a village. Rescue crews don't know how many people are still under the rubble. It is believed at least 50-people were killed.

Spain – Miners armed with stones and homemade firecrackers blocked a main road and railway in the north using burning tires and barricades. It is part of an ongoing strike against government cuts which unions claim will close many mines. Family members and retired miners stood along the road to support the protests.

Portugal – The kite-surfing world championship tour is wrapping up its first stop at a beach west of the capital city of Lisbon. More than 30-riders from 17-countries competed in waves up to 8-feet high. The sport is set to replace windsurfing in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

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