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Bungled blast leaves 3 dead in Nigeria, official says

Nigeria

Bungled bomb leaves 3 dead, official says

A bungled bomb killed three people, including a suicide bomber, in Nigeria's central city of Jos on Saturday night, a police official said, four days after twin car bombs blamed on Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in the city. The senior police official said the bomber dropped a bag holding explosives at an outdoor theater crowded with people watching a European soccer cup final. He said the bomber and two others died. The official spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he is not the official spokesman. There were no claims of responsibility.

Salt Lake City

Governor asked to apologize to gays

A gay rights organization is calling on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to apologize for suggesting homosexuality is a choice and for calling decisions by other state leaders to not defend same-sex marriage bans the "next step to anarchy." John Netto, head of the Utah Pride Center's board, said Herbert's comments during his monthly televised news conference Thursday were hurtful. Herbert's office didn't respond to requests for comment.

Elsewhere

Libya: A former general leading a military offensive against Islamists and their allied militias dominating Libya's political scene on Saturday welcomed street rallies in support of his campaign, saying the demonstrations have given him a mandate to fight terrorism.

Pakistan: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the inauguration of India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a first for the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said Saturday.

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Bungled blast leaves 3 dead in Nigeria, official says 05/24/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:51pm]
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