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Crowd Lynches Girl Thought to Be Suicide Bomber

Nigeria teen was probably innocent, police say

(Newser) - A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze yesterday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at the market in Bauchi city. The two... More »

Gay Nigerians Face Death by Stoning

Suspects accused of violating Islamic law; parliament mulls ban on gay groups

(Newser) - Eighteen Nigerian men arrested on suspicion of sodomy face death by stoning under the nation’s Sharia law. Police found the men, reportedly dressed as women, in a hotel in the northern state of Bauchi, where they were allegedly celebrating a “gay wedding.” More »

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