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BAUCHI/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north eastern Nigeria which killed two people. A video featuring an audio recording purporting to be leader Abubakar Shekau was posted on social media late on Monday. A professor at the University of Maiduguri and a child were killed and 17 people wounded in a twin suicide bombing, officials said on the day of the attack.
Italy's Antonio Tajani was a step closer to becoming the new head of the European Parliament Tuesday after winning the backing of the assembly's fourth-biggest group. Tajani, a former spokesman for Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and ex-European commissioner, comes from the centre-right EPP grouping, the largest in the 751-seat parliament. MEPs are voting on Tuesday to replace Germany's Martin Schulz, who during five years in office made the role far more powerful and prominent than it had ever been before.