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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. […]

18 killed as plant wall collapses in China

18 killed as plant wall collapses  in China

Heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse at a recycling plant in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao today, killing 18 people. The wall that collapsed crushed a house for workers in which 40 people were gathered, the Qingdao government information office said. The wall collapsed due to waterlogging after a rain storm. Eighteen […]

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