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    Metro Death Toll Rises To 48 In Boko Haram Attack On Troops - AFP News

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    Metro Suicide Bomber Attacks Maiduguri Mosque, Kills 5 Worshippers

    At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said. The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles)...
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    Sports EPL: Latest Premier League Scores, Top Scorers and Table

    Here is an updated look at the Premier League's top scorers, with the latest top-flight standings and highlights Sunday's Premier League Scores Everton 2-5 Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Liverpool 2017-18 Premier League Top Scorers 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham), 8 goals 2. Sergio Aguero...
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    World Couple Jailed for Kissing in Tunisia

    A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman were convicted Wednesday on appeal in Tunis for “public indecency” after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original...
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    World Vietnam Woman Gives Birth to 7kg Baby

    A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation. The very large bundle of joy was born Saturday to his beaming — and stunned — parents in northern Vinh...
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    World Spain Military Plane Crashes After National Day Parade

    A Spanish military plane crashed on Thursday after taking part in a display in Madrid for Spain’s national day, the defence ministry said. “I can confirm a plane has crashed,” a ministry spokeswoman said, with local media reporting that a Eurofighter jet went down near a military base at...
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    World Gambia: Buhari, ECOWAS Leaders Hide Adama Barrow In Senegal Until Inauguration

    Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow is hiding in neighbouring Senegal and will remain there at the request of west African leaders until his planned inauguration, Senegalese sources said Sunday. “Senegalese President Macky Sall accepted on Saturday in Bamako to welcome Gambian president-elect...
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    Politics Gambia: Only God Knows If Yahya Jammeh Will Step Down – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari was at city of Banjul, The Gambia on Friday in talks with President Yahya Jammeh to end the crisis over his refusal to accept defeat in elections and to step down when his term ends next week Before the meeting, Mr Buhari said that "only God knows" if Mr Jammeh would...
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    Business Blackberry Posts US$372m Loss in Q2, To Stop Production

    BlackBerry, the Canadian firm that helped pioneer the smartphone market, said Wednesday it will stop making handsets, outsourcing production to an Indonesian partner. The company has continued to bleed red, posting on Wednesday a US$372 million loss in its second quarter ending August 31, and...
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    World Saudi Arabia Arrests 6 Illegal Migrants From Nigeria

    Saudi Arabia has intercepted a boat carrying 31 illegal migrants, including six Nigerians, that was trying to reach the kingdom, the Border Guards force said on Monday. The guards have reported repeated interceptions of migrants in the Red Sea over the past two months. In the latest case, a...