1. TERRORISM

    Bombs Target Nigerian Churches

    Men look at the wreckage of a car following a bomb blast at St Theresa Catholic Church outside the Nigerian capital Abuja on December 25, 2011. Two explosions near churches during Christmas Day services in Nigeria, including one outside the country's capital, killed at least 28 people amid spiralling violence blamed on an Islamist group. The suspected attacks stoked fear and anger in Africa's most populous nation, which has been hit by scores of bombings and shootings attributed to Islamist group Boko Haram, with authorities seemingly unable to stop them. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

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    At least 39 people have been killed and dozens injured after bombs tore through three Nigerian churches during Christmas services. Another bomb targeted a state security building. Burned bodies and cars reportedly littered the street after the attack. A radical Muslim sect claimed responsibility for the attack, as well as another bombing in the city of Jos, a city on the border between Nigeria's Christian south and Muslim north. The sect, known as Boko Haram, which wants to institute Sharia law in Nigeria, is responsible for almost 500 deaths this year, according to the Associated Press. Last year, Christmas Eve bombings in Jos killed dozens.

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