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Nigerians killed in Bauchi state cash machine blast

<b>At least 10 people have been killed in a bomb blast as they queued to withdraw money from a cash machine in northern Nigeria, residents have told the BBC.</b><p>Security operatives say a female suicide bomber was responsible for the attack in Azare, Bauchi state.<p>No group has said it carried out the attack …

Syria conflict: Assad 'to study' UN truce plan for Aleppo

<b>Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he will study a UN proposal for "local ceasefires" in the war-ravaged northern city of Aleppo.</b><p>The UN's Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura had called for "freeze zones" to halt fighting and improve aid.<p>Mr Assad's office said it was "worth studying" to return …

London's Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire

<b>The Gherkin, one of the most distinctive buildings on London's skyline, has been bought by a Brazilian billionaire.</b><p>Joseph Safra is reported to have paid more than £700m for the 180 metre tower, which is officially known as 30 St Mary Axe, its street address.<p>The Norman Foster-designed building was …

Apec summit: China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122806_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529852214_56b3a5c7cdbf448114110841e7da41a6<p><b>The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute.</b><p>Chinese President Xi …

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Arrests in Mexico after protests over student deaths

<b>The Mexican authorities have arrested at least 14 students in Mexico City after protests over the suspected murder of 43 fellow students.</b><p>The protesters attacked the National Palace, burning the main door and painting slogans on the walls.<p>The protests came a day after the authorities said hit men …

Grand Canyon, other national parks could cost more | CNN Travel

VA chief announces restructuring, firings

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Secretary of Veterans Affairs announced Monday a massive restructuring of the department in the wake of a scandal that left more than a hundred thousand veterans waiting for health care.<p>VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who took over the agency three months ago after his …

Obama sends 1,500 troops to Iraq

President Barack Obama is sending up to 1,500 more soldiers to Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIS, in a deployment that would almost double the total number of American troops there to 2,900.<p>The White House said in a statement that it will also ask Congress for another $5.6 …