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The UN children’s agency has reported an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.

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Australia to strip IS suspects of citizenship

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists, even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said.

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Homicide probe over BB King’s death

Nevada officials said they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of BB King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters levelled accusations that the blues great was murdered.

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Johnny Depp still in doghouse with authorities in Oz

Johnny Depp’s dogs may have escaped a death sentence, but the star could still be in the doghouse with Australian authorities.

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79-year-old dies after two weeks in desert

An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in southern California’s high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rainwater that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple’s rescue.

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Teenager jailed for downloading bomb-building plans to PlayStation

A 14-year-old boy from Austria who downloaded bomb-making plans onto his PlayStation has been sentenced to a two-year jail term after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.

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Death toll rises in Mexican tornado

The death toll from a tornado that ripped through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna has risen to 14 after searchers found the body of a baby.

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QUIRKY WORLD ... Final fare(well) as taxi driver’s last ride is to his own funeral

PUERTO RICO: Taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona’s final fare was highly unusual: A wreath of flowers for his own funeral.

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