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Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 25 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a packed government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.

Hong Kong (AFP) - Japanese and Australian stocks bounced Tuesday from the previous day's Greece-fuelled sell-off, but Shanghai and Hong Kong sank again as analysts warned Chinese measures to staunch a recent mainland rout will likely not be enough.

Brussels (AFP) - European leaders warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to submit new bailout proposals at an emergency summit on Tuesday or risk leaving the euro, after Greeks defiantly voted 'No' to further austerity.

Moscow (AFP) - Russian police on Tuesday raided the offices of election watchdog Golos as well as the homes of its employees, a lawyer for the group said, amid an ever-increasing crackdown on independent voices in the country.

Paris (AFP) - French special forces killed a leader of Al-Qaeda in Mali who was involved in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, but released from prison in exchange for the Frenchman's freedom, the army said Tuesday.

Tokyo (AFP) - A sheepish-looking Cristiano Ronaldo was in Tokyo on Tuesday promoting an electric muscle stimulation machine, a year after he visited to push a smile-enhancing gadget that looked a little like a boomerang.

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