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Four Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack…
 “A suicide blast in the northern Nigerian city of Kano has killed four people, police say. They say that the blast happened in a street with many bars and night spots. Witnesses say that the explosion was caused by a bomb in a car in the predominantly Christian area of Sabon Gari. The blast could be heard from several miles away.” Deeper Dive: BBC  http://bbc.in/1o557KA)

Human Rights Watch says an increasing number of people have been reported missing or fallen victim to forcible disappearances in the Rubavu district of western Rwanda since March of this year. (VOA http://bit.ly/1jWl05U) Rwanda dismissed the allegations. (VOA http://bit.ly/1hW4zSn)

Mali’s prime minister said his country was at war with Tuareg separatists after the rebels attacked a northern town he was visiting, killing eight soldiers and abducting around 30 civil servants. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1jWktRo)

West African leaders agreed to work together to wage “total war” on Boko Haram saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional al Qaeda that threatened all of them. (Reutershttp://bit.ly/1jWkBR2)

Heavily armed gunmen loyal to a renegade Libyan general stormed parliament on Sunday demanding its suspension and a handover of power to purge the North African country of Islamist militants. (Reuters http://reut.rs/1o557KH)

More legislators charged with crimes will sit in India’s new parliament than previously, a democracy watchdog said, in a reminder that crime still pays in the world’s largest democracy. (VOA http://bit.ly/1o3Nx9Q)

 Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro’s sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter. (AP http://yhoo.it/1jWm5e5)

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