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Militants have blown an offshore oil facility operated by US oil group Chevron in southern Nigeria, the navy said on Friday, in renewed violence that could hit exports in Africa's largest oil producer. "There was an attack on a Chevron facility near Escravos on Wednesday night. The incident happened about four nautical miles from Escravos, near Warri, in Delta state," spokesman Chris Ezekobe told AFP.
By Elizabeth Piper and Elisabeth O'Leary LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's main opposition Labour Party lost less ground than expected in local elections on Friday and was leading the race for London's mayor, giving new leader Jeremy Corbyn enough ammunition to brush off his critics. Labour officials said the party's overall performance - though poor - was strong enough to stop any immediate challenge to Corbyn, who opponents criticise for pressing a leftist agenda that lacks broad appeal. Labour was forced into third place behind the Conservative Party in Scotland for the first time since the country was granted its own assembly, a crushing blow for a party which counted on it as a traditional stronghold for decades.