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Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace Senate spokesman

Intruders storm Nigerian parliament and snatch mace: Senate spokesmanBy Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - Three men burst into Nigeria's Senate on Wednesday and snatched the legislature's ceremonial mace, in an incident the body's spokesman blamed on a lawmaker who had been suspended. Decisions taken in the Senate cannot be approved without the mace, an ornamental staff symbolising the authority of the legislature. "Today, some hoodlums led by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, the mace," Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, spokesman for the upper house, said in a statement.


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Russia our response to US sanctions will be precise and painful

Russia: our response to U.S. sanctions will be precise and painfulValentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow's response to U.S. sanctions will be targeted and painful, Russian news agencies reported. The United States this month added several Russian firms and officials to a sanctions blacklist in response to what it said were the Kremlin's "malign activities". Moscow says those sanctions are unlawful and has warned that it will retaliate.


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Airlines check some Boeing 737 engines after fatal Southwest accident

Airlines check some Boeing 737 engines after fatal Southwest accidentSINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines began inspecting some Boeing Co 737 engines on Wednesday as an investigation gathered pace into an explosion which killed a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight in the first fatal U.S. airline accident in almost a decade. This month European regulators ordered checks following lengthy analysis of a non-fatal incident at Southwest two years ago but investigators warn it is too early to say whether the two problems are linked. Southwest Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday after an engine ripped apart mid-air, shattering a window on the 737 and nearly sucking out a passenger.


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