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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

<i>Updated at 9:50 a.m. ET</i><p>In the latest attack by the suspected Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, militants shelled the northeastern city of Maiduguri, Reuters reports, quoting witnesses.<p>The BBC says fierce fighting is reported on the outskirts of Maiduguri, which is "home to tens of thousands of …

Africa

Aer Lingus 'to accept' bid from British Airways owner IAG

<b>Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a new takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.</b><p>IAG, which also controls Iberia in Spain, has submitted a fresh offer - which could be approved this week - of around €2.50 (£1.87) per share.<p>The deal, which values Aer Lingus at about …

Aer Lingus

Bali Nine: Alan Jones, Asher Keddie and Wendy Whiteley back mercy video plea

Alan Jones, Asher Keddie, David Wenham and Wendy Whiteley are among dozens of high-profile Australians lining up to say “I stand for mercy” in a video plea for clemency for the Bali Nine condemned drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.<p>The video was put together by artist Ben Quilty for …

Asia