ABUJA — Nineteen people were killed when Boko Haram militants stormed a village in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno on Monday, local residents have said. Boko Haram
The militants sieged the remote Huyum village in the afternoon, shooting sporadically and indiscriminately at helpless residents, some of whom were returning home from their farms, said Abu Usman, a local hunter in the Askira-Uba district of Borno state. (Nigeria-Boko Haram)
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WASHINGTON — The White House press room was evacuated over a bomb threat after a phone call alerted the Metropolitan Police Department, said White House Spokesman Josh Earnest Tuesday.
The Secret Service interrupted White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s televised news briefing shortly after 2 p.m. and escorted journalists out of the building. (US-Evacuation)
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BEIRUT — The Lebanese Shiite militant party Hezbollah said a “prominent leader” of the Islamic State (IS) was killed on Tuesday in the Qalamoun region adjacent to the country’s eastern border with Syria.
The party’s al-Manar TV said that “Saudi national Walid Abdel Mohsen al-Omari was killed by Hezbollah fire when the party’s long range artillery shelled a jihadist post in the Shobat al-Mahbas region on the outskirts of Ras Baalbeck town.” (Lebanon-IS-Clash)
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ANKARA — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday tendered his resignation to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while the council of ministers would fulfill its duty till a new government is formed, a presidential statement said.
The Turkish president accepted the resignation of the cabinet presented by Davutoglu, the statement added. (Turkey-PM-Resign)
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MOSCOW — Russia considered possible missile deployment of the U.S. in Europe and other regions as counterproductive, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.
Moscow is studying the U.S. statements on missile deployment, Lavrov said, stressing that militaristic rhetoric is “absolutely counter-productive and harmful.” (Russia-US Missile Deployment) Enditem

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