Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Nigeria U.N. office bombed; Japan prime minister resigns; Mexico drug war rages


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TECH: U.K. will not cut social media sites

After the riots, the British government considered cutting access to social media services, but decided against it after meeting with executives of Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry. Above, activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf light candles in front of victim pictures of men killed during the London riots.

WORLD: Nigeria U.N. building hit by massive bomb

At least 10 people were killed and 40 people injured when a car bomb exploded at the United Nation’s main office in Nigeria.

WORLD: Japan prime minister resigns

Naoto Kan announced his resignation in the face of declining popularity in a leadership marred by the response to the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster. His departure means Japan will soon have six leaders in five years.

WORLD: Mexico drug war claims 53 lives

In one of the largest attacks in the Mexican drug war, a casino was attacked by gunmen who set the place on fire. At least 53 people died in the attack.

AWESOME: Wahlburgers opens for business

In a fantastic use of branding, the Wahlberg brothers — Donnie, Mark and not-as-famous Paul — opened a burger joint in Hingham, Mass., called “Wahlburgers.” I am definitely eating there.

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