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Scores feared killed in NE Nigeria's market attack: local sources

Scores feared killed in NE Nigeria's market attack: local sources

A female bomber reportedly detonated explosives strapped to her body, killing herself and 27 others. The attack occurred in Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area at about 5:50 pm on Tuesday. The group has waged an eight-year war to create an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria, and provoked worldwide outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls known as the Chibok Girls in April 2014.


Thomas holds on to win first major trophy

Thomas holds on to win first major trophy

Hideki Matsuyama , bidding to become Japan's first major victor, led going into the back nine, but with six men within two shots the final major of the season was set for a thrilling finale, with five men joint top of the leaderboard at one point.


Hundreds Feared Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide

Hundreds Feared Dead In Sierra Leone Mudslide

The floods on Monday ravaged the country's capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds more missing. Homes in the hilltop community of Regent were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed following heavy rain early on Monday.


New Israeli Research: Smiley Emojis Can Do Harm

New Israeli Research: Smiley Emojis Can Do Harm

The emoticons do not enhance the notions of warmth, but puts in doubt the level of competence of the user; Dr. Ella Glikson, a researcher at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev at Beersheba in Israel, has stated according to ANI. But for work related emails, an inclusion of a smiley meant that the sender was perceived as less competent by the participants. The study's findings were published July 31 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science .


Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

But she confirmed the United States administration was reviewing its policy toward Iran and that it believes the nuclear deal did not put an end to Tehran's other "destabilizing activities" in its region. Those devices now churn out uranium to low levels that can range from use as reactor fuel and for medical and research purposes, but could produce the much higher levels needed for a nuclear weapon.


Tree falls on worshippers in Madeira killing 12 and injuring 50

Tree falls on worshippers in Madeira killing 12 and injuring 50

Locals told the Portuguese Lusa News Agency that the tree, a 200-year-old oak, had been tied back with metal wire for the past two years, but not tied to anything, and that the trunk was hollow. Portugal's prime minister, Antonio Costa, tweeted: "I express my condolences for the victims of the accident in Madeira". "My prayers are for the victims of Funchal and for their families".