1. CRISIS

    At Least 178 Killed in Nigerian Bombing

    A rescue worker inspects the burnt-out wreckage of cars and motorcycles destroyed by multiple explosions and armed assailants in the Marhaba area of the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on January 21, 2012. Coordinated bomb attacks on January 20 targeting security forces and gun battles have killed at least 121 people in Nigeria's second-largest city of Kano, with bodies littering the streets.  AFP PHOTO / AMINU ABUBAKAR (Photo credit should read AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The death toll in Kano, Nigeria, has jumped to at least 178, according to hospital officials Sunday, after bomb blasts and gunmen from the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram wreaked havoc in the city now on the brink. Nine more people were killed and 12 others were wounded early Sunday when more bombs exploded in the northern city in the latest round of religious violence.

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