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Female suicide bombers kill at least 44 in Nigeria's northeast

A military vehicle and people pass site of an explosion at a police station in Kano November 15, 2014.
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26 Nov 2014
Two female suicide bombers killed at least 44 people on Tuesday in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, at the heart of a militant Islamist insurgency, medical officials said. Four witnesses told Reuters near the scene a woman had...
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Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest

Policemen clear a protest site on the main Nathan Road, which was occupied by pro-democracy protesters for weeks, at Mongkok district in Hong Kong November 26, 2014.
26 Nov 2014
Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian...
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Italian doctor with Ebola in isolation at Rome hospital

 A special ambulance containing an Italian doctor with Ebola arrives at the Lazzero Spallanzani hospital in Rome early on November 25, 2014 after an Boeing KC-767 delivered him to the military airport of Pratica di Mare
 
 
 
25 Nov 2014
A doctor who has become the first Italian to contract Ebola arrived in Rome Tuesday from Sierra Leone for specialist treatment in an infectious diseases hospital. The doctor, a 50-year old from Sicily according to Italian media reports,...
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Essebsi gets 39.46%, Marzouki 33.43% in Tunisian presidential vote :FRANCE 24 TV

Beji Caid Essebsi, the head of Nidaa Tounes party, casts his vote at a polling station in Tunis, 26 October 2014.
25 Nov 2014
Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi's gets 39.46%,  Moncef Marzouki 33.43% in Tunisian presidential vote - runoff set for next month according to FRANCE 24 TV. One frontrunner, Essebsi, who was parliament chief...
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Russian oil tsar to meet OPEC as Saudis keep market guessing

Rosneft Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin speaks during the Japan-Russia investment forum in Tokyo March 19, 2014.
 
25 Nov 2014
Russia's most powerful oil official, Igor Sechin, was due in Vienna on Tuesday for talks with OPEC members as the group's leader Saudi Arabia kept the market guessing about its response to flagging oil prices. Sechin, the head of...
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Violence flares after grand jury decides against charges in Ferguson shooting

Police watch as cars from a car dealership burn during rioting after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014.
25 Nov 2014
Gunshots rang out and buildings burned in a Midwestern US suburb after a grand jury decided on Monday not to indict a white police officer over the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a fresh wave of racially...
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Germany eyes capping coal use to meet emissions target

 AFP/File | This photo taken on January 16, 2012 shows steam rising from cooling towers of the coal-fired power plant of Scholven in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany
24 Nov 2014
Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country's target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen by AFP Monday. Sigmar Gabriel, minister for the economy and energy, will...
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Hagel resigns as U.S. Defense secretary, official says

Former US Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31, 2013. Hagel, 66, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran and a former two-term Republican senator.
24 Nov 2014
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defence official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation. Hagel will remain in the Pentagon's top post until a successor is named, the...
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Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015,

Internet to Hit 3 Billion Users in 2015
24 Nov 2014
The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to new figures from eMarketer, increasing 6.2% next year to reach 42.4% of the entire world's population , according eMarketer report. This year, the...
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Morocco arrests six over IS allegiance pledge on video

A black flag belonging to the Islamic State is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani, as pictured from the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc, 9 October 2014.
24 Nov 2014
Morocco has arrested six suspects after an online video showed masked men pledging allegiance to the head of the jihadist Islamic State group, officials and media said on Sunday. Media reports said the video that went online last week was...
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