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Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, will embark on his first official trip overseas this week when he travels to neighbouring Niger and Chad to discuss the fight against Boko Haram, his spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman, Garba Shehu, told Reuters that Buhari would visit both countries on Wednesday for talks with his counterparts about the militant Islamist group, which has killed thousands and left 1.5 million displaced in Africa's biggest economy over the last six years. At his inauguration on Friday, Buhari said he would crush Boko Haram and move the command centre for military operations from the capital, Abuja, to Maiduguri, the birthplace of the group's attempt to establish a state adhering to Sharia law.
BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers pulled six survivors to safety after hearing cries for help Tuesday from inside a capsized cruise ship that went down overnight in a storm on China's Yangtze River with 458 people aboard, most of them elderly, state broadcaster CCTV said.