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2:25 AM

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people - sources

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.

2:20 AM

Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

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.

2:10 AM

Polish ex-minister fined for not declaring luxury watch

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.

2:05 AM

Mali and rebels fail to reach deal in third round of peace talks

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.

2:05 AM

Brazil's Rousseff confirms banker Levy as finance minister

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.

1:30 AM

NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis

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.

1:20 AM

Ebola cases near 16,000, Sierra Leone to overtake Liberia soon with most cases – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - (Story corrects headline to clarify reference to Sierra Leone)

1:15 AM

Bird flu outbreak in India caused by strain humans can contract - OIE

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.

1:07 AM

Ex-Indian official banned for accepting payment at AFC election

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.

1:00 AM

Thankful just to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays

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.

12:52 AM

Twelvetrees ready to grasp his chance after crazy year

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.

12:52 AM

Wigan owner Whelan charged by FA over racism row

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.

12:42 AM

Pele moved to quieter wing of Brazil hospital, aide says

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.

12:37 AM

Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year

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.

12:30 AM

Stranded Kenyan workers demand evacuation after Islamist attack

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.

12:25 AM

Explosion, gunfire heard in diplomatic quarter of Afghan capital

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.

12:10 AM

Protests in Ferguson dwindle, mass arrests at California rallies

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.

12:02 AM

Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

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.

12:00 AM

In Syria, desperate residents see little hope in U.N. Aleppo truce plan

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.

1 day ago

Arsenal's Wilshere ruled out for three months

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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