A series of bombings carried out with improvised explosive devices rocked densely-populated areas of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Saturday evening, wounding at least ten people.One of the explosions targeted a popular cafe in the New Baghdad area. A second and third incident occurred in the northwestern Hurriya neighborhood. Sources added that the forth explosion was set off in Qahira area, also to the north of the capital.

A Thai soldier angry over a land deal went on a shooting spree that killed at least 26 people, most of them in a shopping mall in the northeast Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Thai security forces shot and killed the rogue soldier on Sunday morning after an overnight standoff at the Terminal 21 shopping center in the city. The soldier was armed with an assault weapon and ammunition stolen from the army base’s arsenal. He initially posted written messages on Facebook during the attack before his account was shut down by the company. One of his messages say  “Rich from cheating. Taking advantage of other people. Do they think they can spend the money in hell?” 

South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. The film is a vicious social satire about two families from very different classes – one who lives in poverty in a semi-basement, and another rich family residing in a large home. It has now managed what no other subtitled film has done in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards and won best picture.