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Men arrested in attempted Buckingham Palace break-in

London police have arrested two men suspected of trying to break into Buckingham Palace, although the Queen and her family were away and not at risk.

Both women in Petraeus scandal lose security clearance

It is unclear whether Broadwell will be charged with a crime but ABC reports that prosecutors are considering some type of charges.

First suicide attack hits Nigeria

Islamist sect launches suicide attack on police headquarters in capital Abuja killing at least 6 people

An Islamist blew himself up outside police headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday in what is believed to be the first suicide bombing in the country’s history.

The group ‘Boko Haram’ claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least six people – including the bomber – and injured several more.

"We are responsible for the bomb attack on the police headquarters in Abuja which was to prove a point to all those who doubt our capability,” said a statement signed by Abu Zaid, Boko Haram’s spokesman.

Zaid said the intention had been to kill Nigeria’s chief of police in retaliation for recent comments in which he said he would crush Boko Haram which has launched a string of bomb attacks in northern Nigeria in recent months.


Zimbabwe: No surprise that SADC summit was inconclusive

Lack of strong pressure on Robert Mugabe maintains SADC's soft approach on veteran leader.
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leaves the SADC (Southern African Development Community) troika summit on March 31, 2011 in Livingstone, Zambia, where he was strongly criticized by South African President Jacob Zuma. (Stephane de Sakutin /AFP/Getty Images)

Who's surprised? The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held yet another summit on Zimbabwe that was indecisive, inconclusive and soft on Robert Mugabe.

Days after the weekend summit, political analysts are still trying to figure out what happened.

There had been considerable hopes that the SADC summit, held in Johannesburg on Saturday and Sunday, would result in firm measures to press Mugabe to stop political violence against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

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