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Police Find Mom Of Baby Abandoned In Sydney Drain
Associated Press
SYDNEY, Nov 23 :  Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway.

The baby, who is only a few days old, was in a serious but stable condition in Sydney´s Westmead Children´s Hospital, police said in a statement.
Boko Haram Said To Kill About 45 People In Nigeria
Associated Press
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 23: The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village.

Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in northeastern Nigeria´s Borno state. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that the heavily armed Boko Haram militants surged through the village in several trucks, destroying houses and carting away food and livestock.
Afghan Parliament Approves US, NATO Agreements
Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan, nov 23: Afghanistan´s parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year.

Parliament also ratified a separate troop agreement with NATO in a special session Sunday.
Homes Collapse, 39 Injured In Japan Earthquake
Associated Press
TOKYO, Nov 23: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a ski resort town, and at least 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said.
Strong Quake Hits West China's Sichuan Province
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIJING, Nov 22: A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake´s preliminary magnitude was 5.8, with a depth of 9.8 kilometers (6.1 miles), capable of causing major damage under certain conditions. It struck about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town of Kangding in Sichuan province at 4:55 p.m. local time (0855 GMT).
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