Iraqi police say a suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people near a mosque where Iraqi Shi'ites were gathering for Ramadan observances. Officials said the attack in Hillah wounded nearly 90 others, as hundreds of people came to pray before breaking their fast.
Earlier, Iraq's parliament agreed to reverse new election rules for next week's constitutional referendum, which had sparked international criticism. Iraqi Sunnis had threatened to boycott the vote because of the changes.
In London, British officials accused Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah militants of providing Iraqi insurgents with giving explosives technology, used to kill eight British soldiers this year. Iran denied any link to the attacks. Also Wednesday, a video posted on the Internet showed militants apparently beheading two Iraqis allegedly working as spies for the U.S. military.