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NIGERIA: Blast rips up busy bus station

Dozens of people are feared dead in an explosion that blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, before ... Full story

Offbeat: 527 DNA tests planned over French high school rape

Male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — were asked to give DNA samples since yesterday as ... Full story

THE BUZZ: Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai

Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world’s tallest skyscraper. Newspapers in the Middle Eastern emirate ... Full story

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CHINA A total of 15 people were hospitalized after a train derailed in northeast China early yesterday, officials said. The railway bureau in Heilongjiang province’s ... Full story

South African bookmakers fight racetrack owner over fee rise

South African bookmakers are taking legal action against Phumelela Gaming & Leisure Ltd., the country’s biggest racetrack owner, over an increase in fees to show ... Full story

GLOBAL WARMING: Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason 


The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change yesterday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain ... Full story

UKRAINE: Tension turns deadly in “worst case scenario”

Ukrainian security forces battled pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern town of Slovyansk, with both sides suffering casualties, in what European Union member Poland called “the ... Full story

CHILE: 4 dead in forest fire; 500 homes destroyed 


A large forest fire raging in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said yesterday. ... Full story

This Day in History: 1979 - New president for war-torn Uganda

A man driven into exile by former Uganda dictator Idi Amin has been sworn in as the country’s new president. Yusufu Lule was greeted by ... Full story

Offbeat: Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God. According ... Full story

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