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ABUJA — At least 14 people, mainly worshippers, were killed Thursday after two suicide blasts hit a mosque on the outskirts of Nigeria’s Maiduguri city, capital of the northeastern state of Borno, local police said. (Nigeria-Mosque-Blasts)

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BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces on Thursday continued major offensive to drive out the Islamic State (IS) militants from the town of Baiji in the northern central province of Salahudin, security sources said. (Iraq-IS-Offensive)
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UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the signing of a peace deal in Myanmar by the government and eight armed ethnic groups. (UN-Ban-Myanmar)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2017, and to maintain the current 9,800 forces through “most of 2016.” (US-Obama-Afghanistan)
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UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday elected Egypt, Japan, Senegal, Ukraine and Uruguay as non-permanent members of UN Security Council, which will serve a two-year term starting from Jan. 1, 2016. (UN-Security Council-Elections) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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