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Easter bomb attack near Nigeria church kills at least 20

KADUNA, Nigeria — A car bomb blast outside a church in northern Nigeria on Easter Sunday killed at least 20 people and put the country on alert over fears of further attacks, rescue officials and residents said. The explosion, a stark reminder of Christmas Day attacks that left dozens of…

Israel warns negotiators to be tough with Iran

JERUSALEM — Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday warned the six-power group negotiating with Iran to set stringent limits on its nuclear enrichment at forthcoming talks. “If the P5+1 will set a much lower threshold, like just stop reaching 20 percent it means that basically the Iranians at a…

Late drama as Egypt’s closes registration for presidency

CAIRO — Registration for candidacy in Egypt’s first post-uprising presidential election closed on Sunday, amid last-minute twists and turns that have shaken the political race. Around 20 people have registered so far, each hoping to lead the Arab world’s most populous nation through a fragile transition following an uprising that…

Gaza rockets hit Israel after drone attack

JERUSALEM — Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel early on Sunday, without causing casualties or damage, police said. “They fell on open ground. Nobody was injured and there was no property damage,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP. On Saturday night, a rocket fired from an…

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood puts up second candidate

CAIRO — The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s top political force, announced it was putting up a second presidential candidate for May elections in case its first choice was not allowed to stand. The candidature of the Islamist group’s number two, Khairat al-Shater, looked to be in doubt. Shater was freed from…

Austerity cuts in aid to developing countries puts lives at risk: Oxfam

Faced with austerity budgets rich nations cut aid to developing countries by 2.7 percent last year, the OECD says, with aid group Oxfam warning this is putting lives at risk. The cut in development aid, the first for 14 years, looks likely to continue at a time when poor countries…

‘War on drugs’ has failed, say Latin American leaders

Watershed summit will admit that prohibition has failed, and call for more nuanced and liberalized tactics.  A historic meeting of Latin America’s leaders, to be attended by Barack Obama, will hear serving heads of state admit that the war on drugs has been a failure and that alternatives to prohibition…

U.S., Europe to ‘demand’ Iran close nuclear facility

The United States and its European allies plan to demand the immediate closing by Iran and ultimate dismantling of a recently completed underground nuclear facility near the city of Qum, The New York Times reported. Citing unnamed US and European diplomats, the newspaper said the allies will also call at…

Japan deploys missile defenses in Tokyo

Japan has deployed missile batteries in Tokyo and dispatched destroyers carrying interceptor missiles as it boosts its defences against a planned North Korean rocket launch this month. Pyongyang says it will launch a satellite for peaceful scientific research between April 12 and 16 to mark the 100th anniversary on April…

Rwanda leader accuses West of leniency for genocide suspects

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday accused unspecifiedWestern countries of failing to stop genocide suspects on their territory as his country marked the 18th anniversary of a Tutsi massacre. “As we remember those we lost, some of those who killed them are still moving freely in some capitals of the so-called free world,”…

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