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Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71

A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, though there was no immediat

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BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria bomb toll hits 71

The confirmed toll from the bombing of a bus station near the capital Abuja on Monday is 71 killed and 124 wounded so far, police spokesman Frank Mba told Reuters.   Earlier estimates from Reuters witnesses had put the toll at 35 dead. - Reuters

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World trade improves but 2014 ‘still below trend’

The World Trade Organization slightly raised its 2014 forecast for growth in global goods trade to 4.7 per cent on Monday, saying it did not expect a return to the historical trend level of 5.3 per cent until 2015. "If GDP forecasts hold true, we expect a broad-based but mod

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China buys Glencore copper mine for $6 billion

A Chinese consortium bought the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru from Glencore Xstrata for $6 billion, the high end of analysts' forecasts in China's biggest acquisition of a mine, showing the strength of its long-term need for copper. MMG Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed offshore

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Jet search: Australia to use underwater vehicle

The head of the Australian agency supervising the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane said on Monday that an autonomous underwater vehicle would soon be deployed, moving the search underwater after nearly six weeks of fruitless searching. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 d

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Abdullah leads Afghan vote

Former opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah led on Sunday after the first official results from Afghanistan's presidential election, but recorded incidents of serious fraud exceed figures for 2009, when over a million suspect votes were thrown out. Initial results based on 10

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Egypt in need of more aid, says IMF

Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf states, the IMF said. "Egypt will need financial support which could come from its partners in the Gulf or, if the government wants that, from the IMF and

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Militants take buildings in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian militants raised their flags over official buildings in two eastern Ukrainian cities on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a "gas war" that could disrupt supplies across the continent. At least 20 me

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US says NSA didn't exploit 'Heartbleed' bug

The White House and U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday neither the National Security Agency nor any other part of the government were aware before this month of the "Heartbleed" bug, denying a report that the spy agency exploited the glitch in widely used Web encryption technol

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Fading signals add urgency to search for missing jet

The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Frida

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