The Iraqi Information Ministry claims that US and British warplanes dropped cluster bombs on the Iraqi city of Basra during raids yesterday. Basra is the second largest town in Iraq.
Iraq claims that 77 civilians died in the city and over 500 received wounds of various degrees of severity. According to the Iraq government, a fierce battle is being fought on the outskirts of the city. No details of US casualties were given.
An unidentified man wielding a knife attacked civilians in the Church of Notre Dame in the French city of Nice. Three people were killed, several others were hospitalised with injuries.One of the victims was beheaded