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Nigeria Continues To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Kidnapped Chibok Girls

Nigeria will continue to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, reported The Associated Press. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said Wednesday the government “has gone quite far with negotiations.” At least 195 of the 276 girls abducted from a village in northeast Nigeria still remain captives of Boko Haram, ...

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New Zealand Woman Sentenced To 30 Months For Methamphetamine Possession

A New Zealand woman was sentenced to 30 months in jail by an Indonesian court for possession of methamphetamine, The Associated Press reported. Twenty-eight-year-old Myra Lynne Williams was arrested when customs and narcotics agency officers found .43 grams of crystal methamphetamine in her possession last August in a Bali airport, said the report. A panel of judges in the Denpasar ...

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New Zealand Woman Sentenced To 30 Months For Methamphetamine Possession

A New Zealand woman was sentenced to 30 months in jail by an Indonesian court for possession of methamphetamine, The Associated Press reported. Twenty-eight-year-old Myra Lynne Williams was arrested when customs and narcotics agency officers found .43 grams of crystal methamphetamine in her possession last August in a Bali airport, said the report. A panel of judges in the Denpasar ...

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FBI Director Comey: Public Should Be More Aware of Agendas Behind Fake News

Speaking at a Newseum event on Wednesday evening, FBI Director James Comey urged Americans to be more mindful of foreign agents seeking to undermine confidence in U.S. elections through an organized disinformation campaign, according to The Associated Press. Adversaries including Russia used “all kind of vectors to try and influence and undermined our own faith in our democratic processes” by ...

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First US Charges Over Female Genital Mutilation Brought Against Doctor in Detroit

U.S. authorities have charged Jumana Nagarwala, an emergency room physician at a Detroit hospital who performed genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls at a clinic just outside the city on Thursday, according to Reuters. “Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls,” acting U.S. Attorney in Detroit Daniel Lemisch said in a statement. “The practice ...

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At Least 97 Missing After Migrant Boat Sinks Miles Off Libyan Coast

At least 97 African migrants are missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast Thursday, BBC News reported. Twenty-three survivors, all men, were clinging to a flotation device when they were rescued, the report said. Rescue operations are still underway but the coast guard believes chances of finding more survivors are slim. The rescued men said 15 women and ...

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[VIDEO] Orcas Toss Boats Like Toys In Pursuit of Sea Lion

A couple of boaters found themselves directly in the middle of a pod of orca whales hunting a sea lion off the coast of Bowyer Island in British Columbia, Canada, Mashable reports. According to Viral Hog, the man filming the incident spotted a few whale watching boats and went to go check out the action. After observing the orcas from ...

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Bus Collision With Fuel Tanker Kills 24 In Mexico

At least 24 people were killed and nine were injured on Thursday in a head-on collision in southwestern Mexico between a bus and a fuel tanker truck which exploded, Reuters reports. Rescue workers were still clearing the site, said an official for federal police in Petacalco just inside Guerrero state where it borders neighboring Michoacan. The official, who spoke on ...

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Iraqis In ‘Liberated’ Mosul Waiting For Services To Be Restored

The airstrike crater on a once-busy road in eastern Mosul is filled with murky water and lined with garbage, a nearby market shrouded in the stench. The fight for Iraq’s second largest city ended nearly three months ago, but little is back to normal, the Associated Press reports. Iraq declared the eastern half of Mosul “fully liberated” in January and ...

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