China Trying to Shed Reputation as World's Second-Worst Tourists

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_5428dbc27e.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- America reinforced its reputation as the world's worst tourists earlier this week when an American knocked the finger off of a 14th century statue in Florence, Italy. But China has been deemed the world's second worst tourists according to the Living Social website, a status underlined earlier this year when a 3000 year old Egyptian relic was found to be freshly inscribed with "Ding Jinhao Was Here."

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Deadly Car Bombs Strike Iraq

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_4997bafc2c.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (BAGHDAD) -- A series of car bombs have struck Baghdad, killing at least 40 people. According to the BBC, the bombs hit at least seven different parts of the city -- mainly Shia areas -- targeting restaurants and markets. The deadliest attack on Saturday killed seven people and injured 20, the BBC reports.

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Bus Crash in Morocco Kills 16 Royal Guardsmen

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_32f8ce8562.jpg George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock (AL HOCEIMA, Morocco) -- At least 16 Moroccan Royal Guardsmen died and more than 40 guardsmen were injured after a bus crash Saturday near al-Hoceima in Morocco. Eight are in serious condition, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, the bus fell into a 200-meter ravine.

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Six Killed in Volcano Eruption in Indonesia

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_5cdbbbe190.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(PALUE, Indonesia) -- Four adults and two children were killed in a volcanic eruption in Indonesia on Saturday. Mount Rokatenda, on the tiny island of Palue, spewed rocks and hot ash into the air, hitting six people on a nearby beach, the BBC reported. The eruption lasted for nearly four hours, according to a spokesman from Indonesia's volcanology agency.

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US to Reopen Most Embassies and Consulates Closed from Terror Threat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_ba22be7752.jpgJAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The State Department has announced that nearly all of the diplomatic posts closed this week amid terror threats from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula will be re-opened on Sunday. Out of the 19 embassies and consulates shuttered, only the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, will remain closed.

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