Fox reports, gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50 in the city’s mainly Shiite east region.
At least four police were among those killed in the assault, which lasted around an hour and a half, according to the police and medical officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
According to CNN, as tensions on the Korean peninsula continued to rise and Seoul and Washington officials discussed the potential deployment of more troops to South Korea, officials in Pyongyang gave CNN exclusive access to a man North Korea claims is a U.S. citizen arrested on espionage charges.
NBC reports, music legend, David Bowie, died Sunday, two days after turning 69 and releasing his latest album, “Blackstar,” to widespread acclaim. He’s been billed as an innovator who brought the notion of “the other” into the mainstream: from Warhol-type imagery to science fiction, androgyny and bisexuality. Bowie’s costumes and gender-bending personas — from Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane — consistently pushed the envelope.
Bowie’s ability to constantly reinvent himself musically and visually earned him the reputation of a shape shifter and more. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted the star in 1996, called him “rock’s foremost futurist and a genre-bending pioneer, chameleon and transformer.”
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron described the British-born Bowie as a “genius” and the “master of reinvention.”