Scores killed in Nigeria

JOS: A new outburst of sectarian violence in a flashpoint region of Nigeria left at least 100 people dead, mainly women and children, as machete-wielding gangs burned down villages, officials said on Sunday. Much of the violence in the early hours of Sunday was centred around the village of Dogo Nahawa, near the northern city of Jos, where a journalist counted a total of 103 bodies amid the smouldering embers. Another 18 bodies were counted at the morgue in Jos city.