Nigeria

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Boko Haram: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls will be sold as slaves

By Andrew Branch
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist leader is threatening to sell teenage schoolgirls abducted three weeks ago from a school in the remote northeast, according to a…

Globe Trot: Iraq goes to the polls

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Baghdad is under lockdown, with cars banned from city streets and Iraqis today at the polls in the first election since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. One…

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

By Jamie Dean
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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
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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…

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