July 9th, 2010
06:48 AM ET

World update: Suicide car bomber kills 49 in Pakistan

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:

Deadly bombing – A suicide car bomber killed 49 people and wounded 100 others Friday when his vehicle exploded in a market in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan’s tribal region, officials said.

Spy exchange - Ten Russian agents who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering were expected to arrive in Vienna, Austria, Friday morning on a chartered flight, a U.S. federal law enforcement official said.

Suicide attack - At least five Iraqis were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at an Iraqi army checkpoint in western Baghdad Friday morning, the Interior Ministry said.

Mexico floods - Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised federal aid to three states after torrential rains soaked the area, leaving at least 15 dead and forcing the evacuation of thousands.

World Cup prediction - Paul the octopus has plumped for Spain to beat the Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He wasted no time in opening the box in his tank labeled with the Spanish flag at the Sea Life Aquarium, in Oberhausen, western Germany.  The octopus has become an international celebrity after picking the winner in each of Germany's World Cup matches. Read the full story

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  1. mother nature

    Watz wrong in taking IRAN's help?
    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour. The relief well and dispersents and etc etc are all lies. Neither US government nor BP knows wat to do about the leak. Eventually Mr. Prseident may decide to nuke the well. But that's even worse than the leak. The Gulf coast and its ecology would change for the next 10000 yrs if nuked. If the oil spill reached the northern parts of the Atlantic, it could disrupt the flow of ocean currents thereby adding to the global warming effects viz. El Nino, hurricanes etc.
    If the well is nuked, it will destry all ocean life in the gulf of mexico. So, the only logical way out is to take foreign help from nations that have the necessary skill, be it the enemy, for the greater good of humanity.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    July 9, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. mother nature

    This is really strange. US can welcome Netanyahu who only wants to take from America viz. money, security guarantees, technology, defense equipment, charity etc. but is estranged with Ahmedinejad who wants to give help and expertise to stop this spill that has turned into an environmental disaster threatening global ecology.

    May good sense prevail and US accept the help offer from Iran.

    US is so obsessed with Israel that it can see nothing beyond. Not even nations who want an opportunity to be friends of America.
    That be the case, Iran does not get any audience with the US government, media and planners.
    Otherwise, no wise government or nation would refuse Iranian help in containing this oil spill disaster.

    Iranians are willing to help. Are Americans willing to be friends?

    July 9, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. mother nature

    Why is no news channel talking about the IRANIAN offer to help stop the oil leak?

    Just because they are under sanctions for whatever reasons sponsored by the US goverment does not mean they are barred to even help on matters that are now beyond the capacity of US government or BP.

    This is a Global Disaster. Stop being cynical about the Iranians and take their help. They are experts in this subject whether or not the US government agrees. Let political ego not compromise the interest of the ordinary Americans and the humanity at large.

    By refusing or rather not even acknowledging the help offered by Iran, the crisis is not going to be resolved anyways. It’s only worsening by the hour.

    The help offer by Iran is so strictly censored by the government that not even the so-called free press/media is talking about it.

    For more information Visit http://www.presstv.ir

    or simply search Google/Yahoo/bing for more on this help offer from Iran.

    share this information with as many people as you may

    July 9, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. TexVet

    Go away already...we don't want anything from Iran

    July 9, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mother Nature is a....

    F. Iran...The only thing Iran should be used for is target practice

    July 9, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. mother nature

    I'm sorry I said all those nice things about Iran wanting to help. I know they are a very dangerous country and cannot be trusted on any level. The drugs have worn off now and I'm back to my senses.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse | Reply

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