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Christmas Day Bombings Sweep Nigeria, 39 Dead

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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It was a bloody Christmas in Nigeria where at least four bomb blasts killed 39 people, including dozens at a Catholic church near Abuja. The radical Islamic group Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sinful,” claimed responsibility for what appeared to have been coordinated attacks. The deadliest bombing took place near Saint Theresa […]

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Christmas Day Bombings Sweep Nigeria, More Than 30 Dead

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least four Christmas Day bombings have been reported in Nigeria, including one that killed at least 30 people during Mass at a Catholic church near the capital, Abuja. The radical Muslim sect Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the apparently coordinated attacks in Africa’s most populous country. The deadliest bombing took place near Saint […]

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Christmas Day Bombings Sweep Nigeria, At Least 25 Dead

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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At least four Christmas Day bombings have been reported in Nigeria, including one during Mass at a Catholic Church near the capital, Abuja, that killed at least 25 people. The radical Muslim sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, which is located in the suburb of Madalla. Witnesses say […]

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Christmas Day Bombings Sweep Nigeria, At Least 25 Dead

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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At least four Christmas Day bombings have been reported in Nigeria, including one during Mass at a Catholic Church near the capital, Abuja, that killed at least 25 people. The radical Muslim sect Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the blast at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, which is located in the suburb of Madalla. Witnesses say […]

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At Least 15 Killed As Blast Strikes Nigerian Church

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion struck a church near Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, during a Christmas service Sunday, killing at least 15 people. Another blast was later reported near a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos. It was not immediately clear if that blast targeted the church or caused any casualties. The explosion in Abuja happened during […]

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At Least 15 Killed As Blast Strikes Nigerian Church

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion struck a church in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, during a Christmas service Sunday, killing at least 15 people. Another blast was later reported near a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos. It was not immediately clear if that blast targeted the church or caused any casualties. The explosion in Abuja happened during […]

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At Least 10 Killed As Blast Strikes Nigerian Church

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A large explosion struck a church in Nigeria’s capital during a Christmas service Sunday, killing at least 10 people. The explosion happened during Christmas mass in the St. Theresa Church, located in the Abuja suburb of Madalla. Police soon cordoned off the area as rescue teams arrived to evacuate the wounded to hospitals and pull […]

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Large Blast Rocks Church In Nigeria’s Capital

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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A large explosion has struck a church on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, causing an unknown number of casualties. Witnesses say the explosion happened Sunday during Christmas services in the St. Theresa Church, located in Madalla, a suburb of Abuja. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency […]

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Large Blast Rocks Church In Nigeria’s Capital

Posted December 25th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a large explosion has struck a church in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The blast hit the St. Theresa Church in Abuja’s Madalla district on Sunday, as the church held Christmas morning services. Initial reports suggest there are casualties. Nigeria has endured a wave of violence in recent months, much of it blamed the radical […]

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Environmental Group Says Nigerian Oil Spill Stretches 900 Square Kilometers

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An environmental group says an oil spill off the coast of Nigeria this past week could stretch across more than 900 square kilometers of ocean. The U.S.-based group, SkyTruth, says it estimates from satellite images it has obtained that the slick is 70 kilometers long and spans 17 kilometers at its widest point. Royal Dutch […]

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