Oct. 24 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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LAGOS — At least 27 people have been confirmed dead and 96 others injured in another suicide attack which hit a mosque in Nigeria’s city of Yola, capital of the northeastern state of Adamawa, an official said on Friday.

Spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Sani Datti, who confirmed this to Xinhua on phone, said the injured victims were evacuated to Federal Medical Center, Yola and Specialist Hospital Jimeta, Adamawa state. (Nigeria-Attack)
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ISLAMABAD — At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when a suicide blast hit Pakistan’s southern Jacobabad district on Friday night, officials said.

Deputy Superintendent Police Khuda Buksh said the suicide bomber’s target was the mourning procession of Shia Muslims which was passing by the site when the blast happened. (Pakistan-Blast)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday appointed a new special envoy to the U.S.-led coalition campaign fighting the Islamic State (IS) as the U.S. strategy staggered on in the war-wrecked Middle East.

Brett McGurk, an experienced diplomat and the current No. two U.S. official in the Obama administration’s counter-IS campaign, was named to succeed the retiring Gen. John Allen, said Obama in a statement. (US-IS) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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