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  • Odemwingie goal ends long Nigeria wait, knocks Bosnia out

    By Rex Gowar CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) - Nigeria beat Bosnia 1-0 on Saturday to record their first World Cup finals victory since 1998 and condemn the European team to an early exit in their first appearance at the tournament. Peter Odemwingie's 29th-...
  • Can Kenya Get Moviegoers Back Into Theaters After Mall Shootings, Piracy?

    When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups

    World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups
    TODAY'S GAMES GROUP F: ARGENTINA VS. IRAN Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Argentina won its first game with Bosnia-Herzegovina but didn't look good doing it. Even the players thought so, challenging Coach...
  • Explosion at Nigeria venue for World Cup viewing killed at least 14

    An explosion at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria killed at least 14 people and injured many others, according to police. Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Press that 26 people were wounded in the...
  • Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria

    Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria
    DAMATURU Nigeria - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a police official said. Several pickup trucks carrying bodies arrived at the nearby...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
  • World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament

    World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament
    Stop the presses. The World Cup has its first tie and the first goals-starved game, all wrapped up in 90, mostly humdrum minutes involving Nigeria and Iran that elicited the occasional jeer from a crowd made up primarily by Brazilians, who tend to...
  • Explosión sacude sitio de encuentro para ver partidos del Mundial en Nigeria

    DAMATURU Nigeria (Reuters) - Una explosión sacudió el martes un punto de encuentro en la ciudad de Damaturu, en el noreste de Nigeria, donde los aficionados se habían reunido para ver un partido de fútbol del Mundial, dijo una fuente de seguridad. No...
  • Anglican Church of North America will pick successor to founding archbishop

    PITTSBURGH There won't be any white smoke coming out of the chimney, but they're calling it a conclave, similar to a papal election. Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America a breakaway denomination formed by conservatives dismayed by liberal...
  • Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad

    Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad
    In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...