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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged voters to ignore European scaremongering and vote 'No' in this weekend’s referendum as polls showed support swinging behind the 'Yes' campaign. Huge rival rallies are expected in central Athens late Friday to galvanise support for each side in Sunday's plebiscite. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which provided funds to eurozone countries in difficulty, said however it won't demand immediate repayment of its Greek loans worth 145 billion euros ($160 billion).
Boko Haram waged fresh attacks in northeastern Nigeria, locals said Friday, bringing to nearly 170 the number of people killed this week in violence President Muhammadu Buhari blasted as "inhuman and barbaric". A young female suicide bomber also killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno and while there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Boko Haram has used both men and young women and girls as human bombs in the past. "President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the latest wave of killings by Boko Haram in Borno state, describing them as most inhuman and barbaric," the presidency said in a statement.