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Boko Haram kills second aid worker in Nigeria

Image copyright AFP Image caption Boko Haram has been responsible for kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria Boko Haram militants have killed a female aid worker held by the group since March, the Nigerian government has confirmed. In September, the jihadist group killed a midwife taken at the same time. The militants have also been holding […]

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Supersonic Bloodhound hits cash roadblock

The project to race a car at more than 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration. The Bloodhound supersonic vehicle is all but built but needs a £25m investment if it is to break records on a dried-out lakebed in South Africa. The administrators, FRP Advisory […]

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Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

Image copyright Reuters Image caption “Rupture full communion” – Russian bishop Metropolitan Hilarion announced on Monday The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the Constantinople Patriarchate – the body that wields spiritual authority over the world’s Orthodox Christians. Constantinople recently recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from the Moscow Patriarchate. […]