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Militants attack ENI pipeline in Nigeria's Delta -officials
By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Militants attacked a crude oil pipeline operated by Italy's ENI on Saturday, a Nigerian state government said, hours after the Niger Delta Avengers militants claimed another strike in the region. Nigeria's oil output has fallen to a 20-year low due to attacks on pipelines in the southern swamps, home to much of its hydrocarbon resources, which have compounded the impact of low oil prices on Africa's largest economy. "Th?e Bayelsa State Government has condemned in its entirety the attack on ?a trunk line belonging to Agi?p (ENI) by (a) new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers," it said in a statement.
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:36:54 -0400
Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who fixed ropes to Everest summit
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has celebrated Everest Day by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain.
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:36:19 -0400
Niger says kills 12 Boko Haram fighters in gun battle
Security forces in Niger killed around 12 fighters of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram who launched an attack in the southeastern region of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, according to an army statement on Saturday. Three members of the security forces were lightly wounded during Friday's battle and government forces captured machine guns, rocket propelled grenade launchers and mobile telephones from the enemy, said army spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru. Local resident Ibrahim Chetima said townspeople sought shelter in the bush from the fighting, which began at around 5.30 p.m. (1630 GMT) and went on until 8 p.m. Bosso is part of the Diffa region, which houses many refugees and internally displaced people who have sought to evade Boko Haram violence elsewhere.
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:35:39 -0400
UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates
LONDON (AP) — Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration.
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:27:38 -0400
Real fans celebrate 11th European crown in divided Madrid
Real Madrid fans descended into the streets of the Spanish capital in the early hours of Sunday morning to celebrate a historic 11th European Cup win after beating local rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties. "The 11th is here," fans chanted with many expected to wait for their heroes to return from Milan with the trophy at the Plaza de Cibeles -- a traditional meeting point for Real's trophy celebrations -- in the heart of the city well after sunrise. At Real's Santiago Bernabeu stadium around 50,000 supporters followed the action from a tense final on four giant television screens.
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:20:53 -0400
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