Friday, November 28, 2014

World News Briefs -- November 28, 2014

Nigeria Unrest: Kano Mosque Attack 'Kills Dozens' -- BBC

Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

Many more people have been hurt, with one rescue official putting casualty figures at almost 400.

The Central Mosque is where the influential Muslim leader, the Emir of Kano, usually leads prayers.

The emir recently called for people to arm themselves against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Fifteen Islamic State targets hit by U.S., allies since Wednesday: U.S..

Iraq leadership confers with U.S., NATO commanders.

Frontline of Syrian city of Kobani in rubble after two months of fighting.

Syria denies targeting civilians, tells U.S. to criticize militants instead.

Iran grapples with lower oil price as OPEC influence wanes.

Israel FM supports paying Arabs to leave.

Push to find Lebanon's 'disappeared' grows.


Afghanistan’s heavily guarded capital no longer immune from violence. Kabul district heavily guarded after attack.

Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6.

Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters.

North Korea slams US as racist, human rights 'tundra'.

90,000 homes left without power as worst storm in decades hits Brisbane.

Australia out of step with new climate momentum.

Nepal's mass animal slaughter under way.

Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'.


Nigeria: multiple bomb blasts target Kano mosque. Kano mosque attack: At least 120 dead, 270 wounded.

Explosions rattle Egypt amid calls for Islamic uprising. Egypt government puts down attempt at large protests. Four dead in Egypt anti-government protest.

Egypt’s Al-Sisi openly blames West for Libya’s tragic predicament.

Struggle over Libya's oil risks breaking up country: rival PM.

Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief in exchange for hostages.

South Sudan opposition alleges new SPLA attacks.

As number of South Sudanese refugees grows, UN relief official urges support to Ethiopia.

EU votes to keep protecting aid to Somalia from pirates.

Despite aid push, Ebola is raging in Sierra Leone.

WHO advises Ebola survivors abstain from sex for three months.


Kiev suspends railway traffic with Donetsk — DPR transport minister.

Many Germans support tougher stance on Russia.

Fewer Russians say sanctions harming as economy ebbs, poll shows.

Cheap oil won't ‘collapse’ Russian economy – minister.

Nicolas Sarkozy tipped to win party’s leadership vote again a decade on.

Eyeing deadline, France to back Palestinian state if peace talks fail.

Moldova goes to the polls torn between Europe and Russia.

Cameron tells EU: let us curb migrant welfare, or risk UK leaving.

Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State.


US Black Friday quieter as bargains spread over two days.

Ferguson protests move to retailers.

Police: Slain Austin gunman fired more than 100 rounds at Mexican consulate, other buildings.

Mexico’s president announces anti-crime crackdown, will put all local police under state control.

Venezuela says will push OPEC until oil reaches $100.

Canadian CF-18s escort Aussie humanitarian airdrop mission in Iraq.

U.N. watchdog urges Venezuela to investigate torture allegations.

UN torture watchdog slams US for police brutality.


Pentagon prepares more Guantanamo releases.

Islamic State spreading into northern Africa, alarming U.S..

Support for Isis stronger in Arabic social media in Europe than in Syria.


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices.

Gold repatriation from US to result in higher gold prices, weaker dollar.

China overtakes Japan as world’s second-biggest stock market.

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