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Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

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Abuja, Apr 15 (AP) - Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital.

Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the area, where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. Rescue workers and police gathered body parts as ambulances rushed the wounded to...
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FBI said to question member of 9/11 case defense

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Cuba, Apr 15 (AP) - A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questioned a member of his defense team, apparently in an investigation related to the handling of evidence, a revelation that brought an abrupt halt to proceedings.

Attorney...
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US pastor convicted in NYC fake Hirst art case

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New York, Apr 9 (AP) - A Miami pastor was convicted Tuesday of trying to cash in on counterfeit artworks that mimicked valuable pieces by British art luminary Damien Hirst.

A Manhattan jury found Kevin Sutherland guilty of attempted grand larceny. He could face up to seven years in prison at...
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US says Iran’s pick for UN envoy is ‘not viable’

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Tehran, Apr 9 (AP) - The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country.

American officials objected to the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his...
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Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit

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London, Apr 9 (AP) - Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland's first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect - and a shared determination to consign national hatreds to a...
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