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Teenager blows herself up near mosque in Nigeria's second city

KANO, Nigeria - A teenager blew herself up near a mosque on Monday night in an apparent suicide attack attempt in Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city, police said.

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Uber says drivers intimidated in South Africa after taxi protests 06 Jul 2015

JOHANNESBURG - Ride-hailing service Uber said on Monday its drivers had faced intimidation in South Africa following a protest last week by members of metered taxi associations who say the online app competes unfairly for business.

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MP tells anti-gay rally: Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya 06 Jul 2015

NAIROBI - Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said U.S. President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda when he visits the country later this month.

Islamist group Ansar Dine claims multiple attacks in Mali 06 Jul 2015

NOUAKCHOTT - The Malian Islamist rebel group Ansar Dine claimed it carried out a series of attacks against U.N. peacekeepers and Malian army targets in the country's capital, Bamako, and border areas near Ivory Coast and Mauritania.

Suspected Islamist militants kill 44 in central Nigeria city Jos 06 Jul 2015

JOS, Nigeria - Suspected Islamist militants killed 44 people in attacks on a restaurant and on a mosque in the central Nigerian city of Jos, emergency service authorities said on Monday.

Two attacks in central Nigerian city of Jos - witnesses 06 Jul 2015

JOS, Nigeria - Two blasts hit the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday evening, one at a restaurant and another targeting a Muslim cleric who has disowned Islamist militant group Boko Haram, several witnesses said.