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Hundreds of African migrants dead as boat capsizes

Hundreds of African migrants dead as boat capsizes

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says. A major rescue operation is under way after the vessel carrying “between 500 and 700 ...

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‘Mystery disease’ kills 18 in Nigeria – officials

‘Mystery disease’ kills 18 in Nigeria – officials

A “mysterious” disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say. The outbreak started in the Ode-Irele town, Ondo state, and spread rapidly. The disease – characterised by blurred vision, headache ...

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Nigeria’s faltering response emboldens Boko Haram

Nigeria’s faltering response emboldens Boko Haram

On Jan. 25 the Nigerian armed group Boko Haram launched a major offensive on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, and two other towns. The attack, which left more than 200 combatants dead, was repulsed by the Nigerian military, but ...

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Boko Haram Release Images of Child Soldier Training Camp

Boko Haram Release Images of Child Soldier Training Camp

A media group associated with the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published two images which reveal a military training camp for children in northeastern Nigeria. The organisation, al-Urwa al-Wuthaqa, shows the children dressed in dark clothing with their heads ...

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Pope meets transsexual dubbed ‘devil’s daughter’

Pope meets transsexual dubbed ‘devil’s daughter’

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis has met a Spanish transsexual and his fiancée at the Vatican, opening his doors to a man dubbed “the devil’s daughter” by a local priest, media reports said Tuesday. Diego Neria Lejarraga met the ...

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This Day In History- Nov. 14

By Terry Odenigbo On this day, November 14, 1914, in Constantinople, capital of the Ottoman Empire, the religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declared an Islamic holy war on behalf of the Ottoman government. He urged his Muslim followers to take up arms ...

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