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Terror attack kills 4 in Nigeria’s north

A terror attack in northeast Nigeria has left four people killed, including a female assailant who blew herself up when boarding a bus. The attack on Saturday came after the


Ban reiterates condemnation of Boko Haram attacks, urges efforts to combat terrorist threat

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his strong condemnation of the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. “The


CAR refugees facing malnutrition in DR Congo: MSF

An international medical aid organization has expressed concern over the threat posed by a severe lack of food to the lives of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic

Middle East

Bahrain protester on death row urges rallies to continue

In a video message from prison released on Friday, Abbas al-Same said that the Bahraini revolution should continue. He also insisted that he was innocent. On Thursday, a Bahraini court


Study: Discrimination endures in Mexican labor market

A new study says racial and ethnic discrimination continues to be an obstacle for many in the Mexican labor market. The Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America reports

Asia and Oceania

Death toll from Afghanistan avalanches exceeds 200

More than 200 people have been confirmed dead in a recent series of avalanches in Afghanistan, a dramatic rise in the death toll as officials continue search for missing people.

Middle East

‘We must not fail in Gaza’ say UN agencies, joining global call to action

United Nations agencies and offices are expressing alarm over the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected by last summer’s fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups

International Reports

Amnesty report: 2014, a ‘catastrophic year for millions civilians’

Amnesty International has released its latest report on the state of human rights in 160 countries, warning that millions of people are subjected to grave human rights violation. The NGO


Bomb attacks leave 28 dead in, around Iraqi capital

Police and medical officials say at least 28 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. The


Daeh (EI) in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians

Daeh (EI) militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory