** Pakistan Suicide Bomber Kills 23 **
Pakistani officials say a Taliban suicide bomber has killed 23 people near the capital, Islamabad.
Authorities said Thursday the bomber blew himself at Shi'ite Muslim march in the city of Rawalpindi after police tried to stop him for a security check. The blast wounded at least 62 others, including several children.
Earlier Wednesday, a Taliban bombing near a Shi'ite mosque in Karachi killed at least one person.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for both attacks, saying they terrorist group was targeting Shi'ites because it believes they are "blasphemers."
**World to Remember JFK on 49th Anniversary of Assassination**
Thursday is the 49th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy .
Admirers of the president will gather at the assassination site in ((the southern city of)) Dallas, Texas to reflect and hold a moment of silence.
The city of Dallas will officially mark next year's 50th anniversary with the ringing of church bells, prayers.
Congressional investigators say Oswald, a Marxist and former U.S. Marine who briefly lived in the Soviet Union, shot Kennedy .Oswald was shot dead two days later by a local nightclub owner in a crowd at Dallas police headquarters. His motives for killing the president remain a mystery.