A woman works on her farm in Youssifiyah, Iraq. Associated Press
Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.
This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall.
Would you risk your life for a truffle? In southern Iraq's desolate desert, the dangerous search means nothing less than a quest for treasure, one that mixes equal parts timing, superstition and danger.
A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has that said those responsible for sending him to jail have "sunk the country" and these "antics" would not be allowed to carry on.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against hasty withdrawal of foreign powers from Afghanistan, according to media reports.