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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

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KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants. | Video

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Fri, Nov 28 2014

Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

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KANO, Nigeria - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2014

Death toll from Nigerian mosque attack rises to 81: hospital sources

- At least 81 people were killed in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Nigeria's second biggest city of Kano on Friday, sources from two hospitals visited by Reuters said.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2014

Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief in exchange for hostages

BRAZZAVILLE/BANGUI - Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic's president and a rebel spokesman said on Friday.

World, Africa, Congo 28 Nov 2014

Three foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region

YENAGOA, Nigeria - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a security forces spokesman said.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2014

Namibia's ruling party seen winning Africa's first electronic vote

WINDHOEK - Namibians voted on Friday in Africa's first electronic election that is expected see the SWAPO party extend its 24-year rule with people in the mineral-rich country seeking stability in the face of a global commodities downturn.

World, Africa 28 Nov 2014

Thu, Nov 27 2014

GlaxoSmithKline fires executive who raised race complaint in South Africa: Bloomberg

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- Britain's biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, fired an executive from its South African unit for refusing to appear for a performance review, which was called a week after he complained of racial discrimination in the workplace, Bloomberg reported, citing company documents.

27 Nov 2014

Venezuela's Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges

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CARACAS - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado on Thursday vowed to fight an expected indictment alleging she was involved in a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, calling the charges an attempt to silence critics of the socialist government.

World, Africa, Venezuela 27 Nov 2014

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people: sources

YOLA, Nigeria - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.

World, Africa 27 Nov 2014

Stranded Kenyan workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack

MANDERA, Kenya - Scores of teachers and civil servants were stranded at a remote Kenyan airstrip on Thursday, demanding evacuation and protection five days after Islamist gunmen killed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the surrounding border region near Somalia.

World, Africa 27 Nov 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.