Boko Haram bomb attacks kill 44 in Nigeria

Two bombs blamed on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria’s central city of Jos, killing 44 people, officials said Monday. Sixty-seven other people were wounded in the attacks ...

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Protect poor and planet, Pope Francis urges in Ecuador

Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society. Children in traditional dress greeted ...

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P.E.I. conservation licence plates have generated $160K

A program where people pay a $10 annual fee to have a conservation licence plate for their vehicles has generated about $160,000 since it was introduced about two years ago, according to the province’s transportation minister. The program was introduced in ...

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Greek bailout referendum: Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis quits

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece’s decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country’s other creditors would appreciate his not attending the ministers’ meetings. Varoufakis said Prime Minister ...

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