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150 killed in Nigeria attacks

ABUJA, April 7 (Xinhua) — At least 150 people were killed in separate weekend attacks in northwest and northeast regions of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, officials and witnesses said here on Monday. In the northwestern state of Zamfara, the death toll of an attack in a remote village has hit 105 as of Monday, increasing from the official 30 ...

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U.S. Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine

The White House is telling Russia to stop intervening in eastern Ukraine, or face more sanctions. The warning from the White House came after groups of pro-Russian demonstrators took over government buildings in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine over the last few days. At a regular briefing Monday, spokesman Jay Carney said the takeovers are a result…

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U.S. Warns Russia Against Further Moves in Ukraine

The White House is telling Russia to stop intervening in eastern Ukraine, or face more sanctions. The warning from the White House came after groups of pro-Russian demonstrators took over government buildings in at least three cities in eastern Ukraine over the last few days. At a regular briefing Monday, spokesman Jay Carney said the takeovers are a result…

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India elections: High turnout on first day of voting

7 April 2014 Last updated at 23:42 BST The first day of voting in India’s month-long parliamentary election has seen a high turnout. One of the big issues is getting the economy back on track with growth having dropped to less than 5%, from a peak of 9%. The ruling Congress party, and the Gandhi family which controls it, is ...

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India elections: High turnout on first day of voting

7 April 2014 Last updated at 23:42 BST The first day of voting in India’s month-long parliamentary election has seen a high turnout. One of the big issues is getting the economy back on track with growth having dropped to less than 5%, from a peak of 9%. The ruling Congress party, and the Gandhi family which controls it, is ...

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Ukraine rejects Russia’s federalisation push

First, Russia took over a chunk of their country. Now, to the astonishment of many Ukrainians, Moscow is telling them how to run the rest of their nation. The lectures do not sit well here. Russia has been insisting that Ukraine adopt a federal form of government that would give regions nearly boundless authority. It’s a means to make the ...

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Weeping Rwandans told “never again” 20 years after genocide

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) – The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans on Monday the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart, at a ceremony marking 20 years since 800,000 people were butchered. A host of leaders and donors attended the commemoration, but France – an ally of the Rwandan ...

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Weeping Rwandans told “never again” 20 years after genocide

By Jenny Clover KIGALI (Reuters) – The United Nations chief told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans on Monday the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart, at a ceremony marking 20 years since 800,000 people were butchered. A host of leaders and donors attended the commemoration, but France – an ally of the Rwandan ...

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France outraged by Rwandan genocide blame

France has reacted with fury after Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, renewed accusations of direct French involvement in the 1994 genocide, on the eve of ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary. The French government announced that the justice minister, Christiane Taubira, would not attend the commemorations in Kigali after Kagame, in an interview with the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique, accused both France…

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France outraged by Rwandan genocide blame

France has reacted with fury after Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, renewed accusations of direct French involvement in the 1994 genocide, on the eve of ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary. The French government announced that the justice minister, Christiane Taubira, would not attend the commemorations in Kigali after Kagame, in an interview with the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique, accused both France…

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