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YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said.
DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Former Polish transport minister Slawomir Nowak was convicted on Thursday of failing to disclose while in government that he owned a luxury Swiss wristwatch, and a judge fined him $6,000.
BAMAKO (Reuters) - Negotiations between the Malian government and mostly Tuareg rebel groups, held in Algiers, broke up on Thursday without an agreement on northern Mali, officials for both sides said.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff confirmed banker Joaquim Levy as her next finance minister on Thursday in an attempt to regain the trust of investors and jump-start the sluggish economy.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's planned new fast-reaction force, centrepiece of its response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say.
GENEVA (Reuters) - (Story corrects headline to clarify reference to Sierra Leone)
PARIS (Reuters) - A bird flu virus found in India this week is the H5N1 strain that can be transmitted to humans, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The All India Football Federation's former general secretary has been banned for accepting a payment during Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections in 2009, FIFA's ethics committee said in a statement on Thursday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages.
BAGSHOT, England (Reuters) - England centre Billy Twelvetrees could probably trademark the cliche of a “roller-coaster year” as he approaches the end of a remarkable 12 months of rugby back on a trajectory he hopes will remain upward all the way to the World Cup.
LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Whelan, owner of Championship side Wigan Athletic, has been charged by the FA for insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian football great Pele, who is in a Sao Paulo hospital for treatment for a urinary tract infection, has been moved to a hospital wing where he won't be besieged by as many visitors, his spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) - German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday.
MANDERA, Kenya (Reuters) - Scores of teachers and civil servants were stranded at a remote Kenyan airstrip on Thursday, demanding evacuation and protection five days after Islamist gunmen killed 28 non-Muslim bus passengers in the surrounding border region near Somalia.
KABUL (Reuters) - An explosion shook houses in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Thursday evening and was followed by heavy gunfire that could still be heard an hour later, according to Reuters witnesses and security officials.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - Myanmar's military turned down a dinner invitation from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lawmakers said on Thursday, after the Nobel laureate sought a meeting to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the constitution.
BEIRUT/GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Reuters) - As winter sets in along the front lines of Aleppo, residents are desperate for the sort of relief United Nations officials hope a new ceasefire push will soon bring to the war-battered Syrian city.
LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months after undergoing ankle surgery, the Premier League club said on Thursday.
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