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A deadly suicide bombing inside a mosque and a separate attack by Boko Haram rocked northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the Islamist group. The mosque bombing in the Borno state capital by an assailant who pretended to be a worshipper joining afternoon prayers killed at least nine people, witnesses said. In his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday, Buhari described Nigeria's Islamist rebels as a "mindless" and "godless" group that would ultimately be destroyed.
Tehran rejected a key Western demand for site inspections Saturday and differences remained after US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held talks to secure a nuclear deal. With a deadline a month away, a senior Iranian negotiator said the Geneva talks between Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif failed to bridge the differences between Tehran and world powers. "The differences are still there," Abbas Araghchi, deputy head of Iran's negotiating team, said at the end of the meeting.