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Friday 17 August 2018

Five killed by bank bombers

Gunmen firing assault rifles have bombed a police station in northern Nigeria and robbed a nearby bank.

Heavy gunfire could be heard throughout the city of Misau as the attackers detonated a powerful explosive inside a police precinct, reducing it to rubble, witnesses said.

The gunmen killed at least four police officers in the attack, as well as one civilian.

The gunmen robbed a branch of Afribank Nigeria, taking an unknown amount of cash with them.



Toyota fails to halt law suits

A California judge has decided not to dismiss the first of hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems against Toyota Motor Corp.

US District Judge James Selna said he may reject a motion by Toyota seeking to stop the suit, which involves a Utah crash that killed two people.

Selna earlier deemed the Utah lawsuit the first of several test cases that will determine how the rest of the litigation will proceed.

The company has recalled more than 14 million vehicles due to acceleration problems in several models and brake defects with the Prius hybrid.



Al-Qa'ida airs new 9/11 video

Al-Qa'ida has released a video marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks featuring audio remarks by new leader Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri and previously unreleased video of slain former chief Osama bin Laden.

The hour-long video, titled The Dawn Of Imminent Victory, was posted on jihadist websites, with Zawahri shown only in a still photo, according to the SITE Monitoring Service which tracks jihadist statements.



Jamie Foxx to host Jacko gig

Jamie Foxx has been named to host the Michael Jackson tribute concert planned for October in Cardiff.

Foxx's spokesman said the Oscar-winning star of Ray would host Michael Forever -- The Tribute Concert. It is scheduled for October 8.

Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green are among the show's announced performers.

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