March 8th, 2010
06:41 AM ET

World update: Attackers kill hundreds in Nigeria

An update from London on some of the stories that our reporters are following that we're expecting to develop through the day on Monday:

Nigeria killings - Hundreds are dead after an attack on a predominantly Christian group in central Nigeria on Sunday. The attackers, described as a "roving bands of killers," are reported to have killed up to 485 people in the town of Dogo Nahauwa, just south of Jos. The victims are predominantly Derom, an ethnic group that mostly practices Christianity.  The killers are reported to belong to the Muslim Hausa-Fulani ethnic group. Read the full story

Iraq election – Votes are being counted in Iraq after Sunday's nationwide parliamentary elections - a count which may take several days. A coalition government looks likely again, but there will be important signs of Iraq's future in the turnout and the result: How closely aligned with Islamic conservatives, or how secular? How much participation from Sunni candidates in the new government, and how much influence from Iran? And with the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces by the middle of the year, what will Iraqi security look like?


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