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Attacks On Karzai Memorial; Indian Police Seek Clues In Mumbai Bombing

A suicide bomber killed a senior religious leader in Kandahar, Afghanistan today and at least three other people who were attending a memorial service for Afghan President Hamid Karzai's younger half-brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai. The Los Angeles Times wonders if the attack is the beginning of a power struggle in Kandahar, where the president's half-brother wielded great power.

Policemen stand at the blast site at Opera House in Mumbai on July 14, 2011, one of three that killed at least 17 people. i i

Policemen stand at the blast site at Opera House in Mumbai on July 14, 2011, one of three that killed at least 17 people. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Policemen stand at the blast site at Opera House in Mumbai on July 14, 2011, one of three that killed at least 17 people.

Policemen stand at the blast site at Opera House in Mumbai on July 14, 2011, one of three that killed at least 17 people.

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Indian authorities say they had no forewarning of yesterday's triple bombing attack in Mumbai that killed 17 people and injured more than 100. The Washington Post says India has no leads in the case.

The number of home foreclosures dropped in the first half of 2011, according to RealtyTrac, an online group that follows the housing market. Foreclosures were down 29% between January and June as banks got backed up in paperwork. But the group warns while homeowners may see a reprieve, the U.S. housing market won't get any better until there are fewer 'distressed properties' up for sale.

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An adult female Bornean Rainbow Toad, in Malaysia on June 13. Indraneil Das/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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An adult female Bornean Rainbow Toad, in Malaysia on June 13.

An adult female Bornean Rainbow Toad, in Malaysia on June 13.

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The rare Borneo Rainbow Toad is apparently very much alive. The AP says the toad had been on a list of species feared extinct - until last month. That's when scientists found three of them sitting on trees in a mountainous, remote region of Malaysia. The team won't say exactly where - they fear poachers will try to trap the brightly colored amphibians. The last time scientists spotted one was in 1924.

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