26 January 2015 Last updated at 12:19

Nigeria repels new attack on key city

Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.


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The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.

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