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Nigerian leader ousts reformist Central Bank chief

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president on Thursday ousted the Central Bank governor who exposed billions of missing petrodollars, a move critics say is a warning to whistleblowers in the run-up to a hotly contested presidential election in Africa’s biggest oil producer. President Goodluck Jonathan accused internationally respected career banker Lamido Sanusi of “financial recklessness and misconduct,” and officially suspended ...

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US President Barack Obama to meet Dalai Lama

US President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in 2010. Photo: MCT Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday, in an encounter likely to draw the ire of China. “The President will meet the Dalai Lama in his capacity as an…

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Venezuela threatens to expel CNN over protest coverage

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has threatened to expel the US news network CNN from the country over its reporting of recent protests there. Mr Maduro said he would take action if CNN did not “rectify its coverage”. Earlier, Mr Maduro said he was sending troops to the western state of Tachira, where there has been continuing unrest. With tensions running ...

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115 killed, 1,500 buildings razed in Nigerian town

BAMA, Nigeria — The latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria’s northeast has left 115 people dead, more than 1,500 buildings razed and some 400 vehicles destroyed, witnesses said Thursday, as a traditional ruler accused the military of being scared to confront the militants. Sitting amid the smoking ruins of his palace, the shehu, or king, of Bama, Kyari ...

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Poor Turnout in Libyan Vote for Constitution-Drafting Body

Reuters TRIPOLI — Libyans trickled to the polls on Thursday to elect an assembly to draft a constitution, with the paltry turnout reflecting deep political disillusion with the chaos pervading Libya since Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule ended in 2011. Only 360,000 people had cast ballots by the late afternoon, the election commission said, out of one million who had registered ...

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Facebook purchases WhatsApp mobile messaging service for $19B

Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition and bigger than any acquisition Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done. • ; NEW YORK — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, bigger than any acquisition that Google, Microsoft or Apple ...

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North America summit: Obama, Peña Nieto enter with low ratings

MEXICO CITY — One thing that Presidents Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico share is they are hardly considered heroes in their homeland. Both have low domestic approval ratings that sometimes stand in sharp contrast to their images abroad. Obama flew to Mexico on Wednesday for a daylong summit with Peña Nieto and their Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, the ...

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North America summit: Obama, Peña Nieto enter with low ratings

MEXICO CITY — One thing that Presidents Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico share is they are hardly considered heroes in their homeland. Both have low domestic approval ratings that sometimes stand in sharp contrast to their images abroad. Obama flew to Mexico on Wednesday for a daylong summit with Peña Nieto and their Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, the ...

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North America summit: Obama, Peña Nieto enter with low ratings

MEXICO CITY — One thing that Presidents Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico share is they are hardly considered heroes in their homeland. Both have low domestic approval ratings that sometimes stand in sharp contrast to their images abroad. Obama flew to Mexico on Wednesday for a daylong summit with Peña Nieto and their Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, the ...

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North America summit: Obama, Peña Nieto enter with low ratings

MEXICO CITY — One thing that Presidents Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico share is they are hardly considered heroes in their homeland. Both have low domestic approval ratings that sometimes stand in sharp contrast to their images abroad. Obama flew to Mexico on Wednesday for a daylong summit with Peña Nieto and their Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, the ...

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