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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Japanese man scales 14 peaks

A Japanese climber climbed a Himalayan peak to become the first person from his country to scale the 14 tallest mountains in the world.

Hirotaka Takeuchi says he scaled the 8,167m (26,788ft) Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal to complete the mission he began in 1995.

Takeuchi became the 30th person to achieve the feat and the first from Japan.



Nigeria bomb



leaves six dead

A suicide car bomber detonated explosives in Nigeria as gunmen attacked a church, killing at least six people and wounding dozens more.

The attacks were the latest targeting Christian worshippers in a nation increasingly divided by faith. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed responsibility.

Almost every weekend this year has seen churches targeted by Boko Haram.



Egypt officials



row after talks

Egyptian liberals walked out of a meeting to select members of a panel to write the country's new constitution, claiming Islamists were trying to take seats allocated for secular parties.

The walkout could throw the writing of the constitution, which would lay out the powers of the presidency, into disarray before the presidential run-off election on June 16 and 17.

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