There's a development from the shocking attack yesterday on a Jewish school in southern France that killed three children and a rabbi, the father of two of the slain children. French interior minister Claude Gueant says the suspect was wearing an "apparatus" around his neck that could be used to take photographs and film video during the shootings.
Saying that "because of the actions of the Iranian regime, an electronic curtain has fallen around Iran," President Obama today used his annual message marking Nowruz, the Persian New Year, to talk about Internet freedom.
Another wave of bombings in Iraq killed dozens of people today and wounded about 200 in more than a dozen cities and towns.
According to The Associated Press, it's the kind of violence "officials had dreaded in the run-up to a Baghdad meeting of the Arab world's top leaders, which the government hoped would showcase the nation's stability." That summit is scheduled for next week. As the AP adds:
Afghans say they're so inured to civilians killed in wars that they bury their dead and move on. That's not so easy for Muhammad Wazir. He lost his mother, his wife, a sister-in-law, a brother, a nephew, his four daughters and two of his sons in last week's mass shooting in two villages.
"My little boy, Habib Shah, is the only one left alive, and I love him very much," says Wazir.