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Bombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano

KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.


Egypt pays back $2.5 billion deposit to Qatar: central bank official

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has paid back $2.5 billion that Qatar deposited with it to help prop up the Egyptian central bank's hard currency reserves, a central bank official said on Friday night, as the Qatari foreign minister arrived in Cairo for Arab League talks.


Titan of Latin American comedy, Mexico's beloved 'Chespirito' dead at 85

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican actor and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolanos, one of Latin America's most beloved comedians, whose slapstick acts charmed fans from Spain to Argentina for over four decades, died on Friday at the age 85.



Former Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, is eligible for NFL

(Reuters) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won an appeal of his indefinite suspension and is now eligible to sign with any National Football League team, the league said on Friday.


Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs

TORONTO (Reuters) - Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry.

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