The World on Fire

Here are a few of today’s news stories:

Afghanistan is a Mess — from the Sydney Morning Herald

Gunmen ambush Shi’ite pilgrims in Iraq, kill five — from Reuters

Hezbollah ready for ‘war on every level’ — from CNN

Iran threatens to halt inspections, quit treaty –from Business Day

N. Korea has more missiles, U.S. says — from the Washington Times

Israel Vows to Crush Militia; Group’s Leader Is Defiant — from the New York Times

India PM: Pakistan ties threatened — from CNN

EU worries Mideast conflict could spread to Syria — from Reuters

Shiite leader in Pakistan killed — from CNN

Militants Hit Nigeria Oil Facilities — from the Los Angeles Times

16 Killed in Rebel Clash With Sri Lanka — from the Washington Post

Southern California Wildfires Spread, Burning Homes — from Bloomberg

Indonesia stuck with bird flu as US confirms latest H5N1 death — from Monsters and Critics