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New Nigerian president vows to crush 'godless' Boko Haram

ABUJA (Reuters) - New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militant group Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago.


Portugal proposes European fund to boost euro area

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal will propose far-reaching changes to the euro zone next month, including the creation of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) with its own budget to fight crises and economic imbalances in the region, according to a draft proposal.



USDA seeks more contractors to aid efforts in bird flu outbreak

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it is seeking to hire more federal contractors to help with the government's response to the domestic bird flu outbreak, which has resulted in more than 43 million birds being culled so far.



Toshiba says accounting probe to take until mid-July

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will file its annual report up to two months later than usual as an ongoing independent investigation into accounting irregularities will likely last until mid-July, the Japanese conglomerate said on Friday.

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