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Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok. The two sides reached the cease-fire deal Friday, after talks in Saudi Arabia that involved President Idriss Deby of Chad and high-level officials from Cameroon. […]

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Parents and supporters in Nigeria have marked six months since Islamists abducted more than 200 girls from a secondary school. Nigerian police on Tuesday blocked protesters demanding the release of the schoolgirls from marching on the president’s official residence in the capital, Abuja. On April 14, dozens of fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

Former Haitian self-proclaimed president-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will receive no formal state funeral. Instead. the brutal and corrupt Caribbean dictator will be remembered during a private ceremony Saturday at the chapel of a Catholic school he once attended in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier’s lawyer, Reynold Georges, said until recently the government of Haiti under […]

Mexico searches for 43 missing students
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Mexico searches for 43 missing students

Hundreds of vigilantes have joined the search for 43 students who went missing in the Mexican town of Iguala in Guerrero state on 26 September. Members of the so-called self-defence groups said they would conduct a house-by-house search. Meanwhile, forensic tests are under way on dozens of bodies found in shallow graves near the town […]

British teenage jihadi believed to have been killed in Syria
By September 24, 2014 Read More →

British teenage jihadi believed to have been killed in Syria

A 19-year-old from Brighton is believed to be among those killed in Syria in the past 48 hours, the Guardian has learned. Two western fighters in Syria said Khalil al-Britani, whose real name is understood to be Ibrahim Kamara, died after a US air strike on Aleppo.

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Amid Crisis, Puerto Rico’s Retirees Face Uncertain Future
By September 21, 2014 Read More →

Amid Crisis, Puerto Rico’s Retirees Face Uncertain Future

SAN JUAN – A feeling of insecurity has overtaken broad sectors of Puerto Rican society as the economy worsens, public sector debt spirals out of control, and the island’s creditworthiness is put in doubt

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Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic
By September 6, 2014 Read More →

Arab Region Has World’s Fastest Growing HIV Epidemic

BEIRUT – At a time when HIV rates have stabilised or declined elsewhere, the epidemic is still advancing in the Arab world, exacerbated by factors such as political unrest, conflict, poverty and lack of awareness due to social taboos.

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town
By September 4, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC. Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday, the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials […]

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament
By September 2, 2014 Read More →

Raúl Castro’s daughter first lawmaker to vote ‘no’ in Cuban parliament

Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, has given an unprecedented “no” vote in the Cuban parliament to a workers’ rights bill she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs
By September 1, 2014 Read More →

UK: David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs

New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects’ passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said. It was “abhorrent” British citizens had “declared their allegiance” to groups like Islamic State, he told MPs. He said the inability to stop UK terrorists returning home from overseas was “a gap in […]

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