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At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday's accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) said on Wednesday. The air force has said an unknown number of civilians were killed and wounded in the mistaken strike in Rann, Borno state. The state has been the epicentre of Boko Haram's seven-year-long attempt to create an Islamic caliphate in the northeast.
US consumer prices continued to rise in December, with one measure of price gains registering its biggest increase in two and a half years, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The pick-up in inflation comes as US monetary policymakers say they foresee a faster pace of interest rate increases this year than initially anticipated, to keep downward pressure on prices. Largely driven by increases in the costs of shelter and gasoline, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent for December on a seasonally adjusted basis, matching analyst expectations and marking a faster pace than the 0.2 percent recorded in November -- but slower than November's 0.4 percent.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross said Wednesday.