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Nigerian city of Maiduguri hit by multiple blasts

Two crowded markets and a busy bus station were targeted by suicide bombers, witnesses said. Witnesses in one of the markets described gory scenes with men, women and children lying on the ground. Maiduguri was once the stronghold of the militant group Boko Haram, which is seeking to establish an...
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Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS), according to an audio statement. The message, which could not immediately be verified, was posted on Boko Haram's Twitter account and appeared to be by the group's leader. Boko Haram began a military campaign...
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Man Appears In Court Over Teen Cyclist Murde

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed while riding his bike. Joshua Williams, 18, of Davenant Road, Holloway, north London, was remanded in custody over the death of Alan Cartwright. The youngster had been cycling along Caledonian Road in...
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Thousands gather to commemorate Bloody Sunday anniversary

Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Alabama on Saturday morning ahead of a speech by President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement. Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on the town of roughly...
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After Talks, Nuclear Deal on Iran Is Seen as Close

PARIS — Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up a week of diplomacy in Europe and the Middle East within what many experts say is striking distance of an initial accord with Iran over its nuclear program. But with an end-of-March deadline for drafting the outline of a potential agreement, Mr....
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2 blasts hit northeastern Nigeria market

Two blasts killed more than 10 people on Saturday in a busy marketplace in Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, say witnesses. The first explosion came from a suicide bomber in a tricycle taxi who blew himself up outside a fish market and killed at least 10 people. "I saw many dead...
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Here's why some South Koreans really don't like the United States

SEOUL, South Korea — Wearing traditional garb and wielding a 10-inch fruit knife, the assailant stood up and shouted for the unification of the two Koreas before slashing his supposed enemy: the guest of honor, US Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert. Ironically at a lecture pushing for North- South...
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ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Denounced by Top Iraqi Cleric Sistan

Iraq’s most senior Shia cleric has denounced the destruction of Iraq’s rich heritage in the country’s northern regions by the Islamic State, following Thursday’s confirmation by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that the terror group had bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud. An aide...
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