**Iraq Blasts Kill 26**
Iraqi officials say a series of bomb attacks has killed at least 26 people in Baghdad and in towns south of the capital.
Back-to-back explosions at a pet market in Baghdad's predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood of Kazimyah killed more than a dozen people. The blasts took place while the market was crowded with shoppers taking advantage of the Friday holiday.
A similar attack took place in the town of Shomali, in Hillah province, south of the capital. Two bombs exploded nearly simultaneously in a crowded market, killing at least six people.
The death toll from the attacks could rise as scores of people were wounded by the blasts.
**Scores Missing After Bangladesh Ferry Accident**
Officials in central Bangladesh say a ferry carrying more than 100 passengers has capsized, after colliding with a barge laden with sand.
Authorities say scores of people are missing after the MV Sarash overturned Friday in the Meghna River in the Munshiganj district.
Local officials say at least 25 people have been rescued. Several others swam ashore.
Bangladesh has a history of boating disasters because of its lax safety standards and frequent overloading of vessels.