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Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria, a WFP spokeswoman said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.
UPDATE 1-Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Four people were killed when a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aid convoy was ambushed in northeast Nigeria, a WFP spokeswoman said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the region as the conflict with Boko Haram nears its ninth year.
Japanese pension fund to shoulder costs of BOJ's negative rate: Nikkei
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund, has decided to shoulder the costs charged on its deposits under the central bank's negative rate policy, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday.
Equinix to buy Australia's Metronode data center group for $791 million
SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. data center group Equinix Inc on Monday said it was buying Australian data center company Metronode from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in an all-cash deal worth A$1.035 billion ($791.15 million).
Trump says not considering firing U.S. special counsel Mueller
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, when asked on Sunday if he was considering firing U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, told reporters, "No. I'm not."
Aconex receives $1.19 billion takeover offer from Oracle Corp
(Reuters) - Aconex Ltd
said on Monday it had received a A$1.56 billion ($1.19 billion), or A$7.80 in cash per share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp .
Squash: Eqypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy beats his brother to win world title
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt predicted a new era for squash after beating his younger brother Marwan on Sunday in the first final between siblings in the men's world championship.
Macron sees February end to fight against Islamic State in Syria
PARIS, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The military campaign against Islamic State in Syria should be completed in February following the end of fighting against the militant group in Iraq, French President Emmanuel Macron said.
Iran airs "confessions" of researcher facing death for spying
LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Iranian state television broadcast on Sunday what it described as the confessions of an Iranian academic with Swedish residency who it said had provided information to Israel to help it assassinate several senior nuclear scientists.
U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg -U.S., Russia say
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries.
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