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Migrants killed as boat sinks in Italy

Migrants killed as boat sinks in Italy

A boat crowded with migrants has sunk in the Mediterranean just beyond Libya’s territorial waters, leaving at least 14 dead, according to the Italian navy, which helped rescue more than 200 survivors. The navy said “at the moment 14 bodies have been recovered”. There was no estimate of the number of possible missing because it […]

Final phase of India elections

Final phase of India elections

Millions of Indian voters in the world’s biggest democracy are wrapping up a mammoth national election with the final day of polling in three states. With 814 million eligible voters, India has been voting in phases over six weeks, with results expected on Friday. The main Hindu opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) went into the […]

First lady slams Nigeria kidnapping

First lady slams Nigeria kidnapping

Michelle Obama has criticised the kidnapping of scores of Nigerian schoolgirls as an “unconscionable act” carried out by a terrorist group determined to keep them from getting an education – “or grown men attempting to snuff out the aspirations of young girls”. Taking over the president’s weekly radio and internet address on the eve of […]

UN urged to act over Nigerian hostage girls

UN urged to act over Nigerian hostage girls

A leading Nigerian rights group is urging the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Islamic extremists who abducted 276 schoolgirls, saying concern and condemnation are not enough. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project said it is time for the council to “act decisively”. The cost of inaction is “too high to contemplate”, they said. […]

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