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Female suicide bombers kill dozens of refugees in Nigeria

At least 56 people were killed and dozens more injured when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp in Nigeria.

The attack happened at a refugee camp in Dikwa, north-eastern Nigeria Credit: Google Maps

Around 78 people were being treated for injuries after the twin explosions at the camp in Dikwa, which houses some 50,000 people forced to flee from Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Officials in Nigeria have pinned blame for the attack on the extremists.

More than 20,000 people have been killed in Nigeria since the Boko Haram insurgency began six years ago, and 2.5 million made homeless.

It comes after another two suicide bombers, believed to have come from Nigeria, killed 10 people and injured 40 in a border village with Cameroon's Far North province.


Striking doctors may withhold emergency care

ITV News' Mark Austin joined striking doctors as they made their way to parliament today, and found some doctors are "thinking the unthinkable" if Jeremy Hunt does not budge on the contract dispute.

A trainee anaesthetist said he, and his colleagues, would consider withholding emergency care in a future strike.

Video report by ITV News presenter Mark Austin

I would and I think the rest of my colleagues would. It would be something we would undertake with a seriously heavy heart but actually for the long term stability and safety of the NHS it's something we would all have to consider.

– Dr William Turner, trainee anaesthetist.

That move could split doctors and affect public support.

Two others told him they had already decided to move to Australia.


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