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

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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Fifteen Islamic State targets hit by U.S., allies since Wednesday: U.S.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military and its allies hit Islamic State forces with 15 air strikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.

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Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State

ANKARA - Pope Francis said on Friday fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "barbaric violence" in Syria and Iraq. | Video

Cameron tells EU: let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving

ROCESTER/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron could campaign for Britain to leave the European Union if it stops him restricting EU migrants' access to his country's welfare system, he hinted on Friday, but said he was confident it wouldn't come to that. | Video

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Venezuela's Maduro plans government pay cuts due to oil price slide

CARACAS - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he and other government officials should take salary cuts as part of budget reductions in response to the lower price of oil.

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Dutch lawmakers demand explanation from Turkey over race spat

AMSTERDAM - Opposition lawmakers on Friday demanded that the Dutch government seek clarification from Turkey after Ankara appeared to accuse the Netherlands of racism and Islamophobia against its ethnic Turkish population.

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