Nigeria

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Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls ‘taken abroad,’ forced to marry their captors

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | The plight of as many as 230 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorists earlier this month has taken a tragic turn: Reports indicate militants have…

Africa’s new champion or terrorist punching bag?

By Jamie Dean
Posted

Nigeria | Nigeria touts its growing economic influence, while terrorists kidnap its children

Globe Trot: The president ‘pivots’ to Asia

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: President Barack Obama has ‘pivoted’ to Asia and begun a trip delayed 7 months after the government shutdown. The president will visit Japan, South…

Nigerian parents search for kidnapped daughters

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | In a remote corner of northeastern Nigeria, a group of desperate parents have joined a band of vigilantes to search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted…

Globe Trot: Sensational sakura

By Mindy Belz
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International | JAPAN: Cherry blossom season is at its peak, and for some amazing photos the world over, check out #sakura on Twitter or Instagram. The Japanese have an…

Globe Trot: Christians facing new wave of attacks in Nigeria

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Militants attacked villages in Katsina state killing 69. Katsina has a large Christian population and dozens of churches were burned there following…

Islamists burn students alive to discourage education

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | Islamic militants in Nigeria continued terrorizing civilians last week, setting fire to a locked boy’s dormitory and other buildings at the Federal…

Globe Trot: Countdown to a full-scale Russian invasion?

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Having invaded the Crimean Peninsula over the weekend, Russian forces have now given Ukrainian forces an ultimatum (with times that have fluctuated)

Midday Roundup: Polio-like illness attacks California children

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Outbreak. Doctors in California are searching for the cause of a Polio-like illness that has left more than a dozen children paralyzed in at least one limb.

Globe Trot: Will Ukraine’s shaky peace deal hold?

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Following the bloodiest day in Ukraine’s post-Soviet history, President Viktor Yanukovych today signed an agreement with opposition leaders and…

Globe Trot: Obama’s ‘Three Amigos summit’ party foul

By Mindy Belz
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International | MEXICO: The “Three Amigos’ summit” is underway—and President Barack Obama is that guy, the one who forgot to bring the beer cooler. As the president…

Globe Trot: Boko Haram attacks against Christians on the rise

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: Kankia in northern Nigeria is the latest site of extreme violence against Christians, where a 50-year-old pastor was killed and his church set on…

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