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Jury selection for disabled Islamic cleric in New York...Deadly Nigeria blast



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NEW YORK (AP) — A disabled Egyptian Islamic cleric plans to testify in his own defense when he's tried in New York on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago. Jury selection begins today in the case of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri. He was extradited from Great Britain where he was already serving time.

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, has been thrown into chaos by an explosion as hundreds of people were traveling to work. Officials say at least 71 people are dead and 124 are wounded. Suspicion immediately fell on the Boko Haram (BOH'-koh hah-RAHM') terrorist network that has been threatening to attack the capital, hundreds of miles from its traditional base.

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Deadlines and threats of anti-terror operations by the Ukraine government haven't stopped pro-Russian separatists from seizing another police building in Russian-leaning eastern Ukraine. A deadline on other separatists holding buildings has passed. There's been no comment from Kiev on that but Interfax news agency reports a Ukraine operation has begun.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas aren't saying it officially but a jail official says the man being held on suspicion of three shooting deaths is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader. Sunday's attacks occurred at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City. The jail official says Frazier Glenn Cross faces a preliminary charge of first-degree murder.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A government-run daily is quoting Iran's nuclear chief as saying the country needs more centrifuges to keep its nuclear power plant operating. The West wants Iran to reduce the number of centrifuges as part of a deal to curb its nuclear program. The official says that has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant.

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