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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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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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Kaine ‘Nikki Haley is pretty savvy I donapost think she got confused’

Kaine: ‘Nikki Haley is pretty savvy, I don't think she got confused’Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) told Andrea Mitchell that he doesn’t think UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was “confused” when she said new Russia sanctions were imminent, pushing back against National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow’s statement that she was.


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