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  1. Beyond #BringBackOurGirls: What's Being Done About Boko Haram?Read the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | US News & World Report

    Though the Nigeria-based militant group has yet to directly threaten the U.S., at what point is it time for us to step in? Since the beginning of January, more than 14,000 people have fled over the Nigerian border into Chad to escape the bloody attacks by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram around Baga, according to Mamadou Dian Balde of the UN's refugee agency. Secretary of State John Kerry denounced militant Islamic group Boko Haram's deadly ongoing offensive through northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, more than two weeks after reports first surfaced that more than 2,000 Nigerians had been killed in a matter of days as the terrorists raided the town of Baga.

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  2. Extremists rampage in northeast NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | TwinCities

    Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages in Adamawa state this week, according to resident Emmanuel Kwache.

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  3. Mixing religion and politics in NigeriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | BBC News

    As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country's unity will face a new test and divisions will be exacerbated by a vote which sees a Christian presidential candidate from the south, Goodluck Jonathan, facing stiff competition from Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim candidate from the north. "If the Christian leader does not have what it takes to provide good leadership I will not vote for him merely because he is a Christian," says Arome Okwori at his home in Jos where the Christmas decorations still twinkle.

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  4. Bird flu outbreak confirmed in 11 Nigerian statesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Nerve News

    Lagos, Jan 29 - The Nigerian government Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, made the disclosure at an emergency meeting on avian influenza in Abuja, according to a Xinhua report.

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  5. UN: 14,000 Nigerians Fled to Chad in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | Voice of America

    Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks continue to enter Chad; men on camels cross the water as a woman washes clothes in Lake Chad at Ngouboua, Jan. 19, 2015. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Wednesday that violence and terrorism sent 14,000 Nigerians fleeing for their lives to neighboring Chad during January.

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  6. Army failed to protect hundreds of Nigerians from Boko Haram despite...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Canada.com

    The City of Vancouver will currently tow an illegally parked vehicle if it has accumulated three or more unpaid parking tickets in the past two years. A proposed new policy would see illegally parked vehicles towed if they have accumulated a certain number of tickets - probably five - in the past two years, whether they have been paid or not.

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  7. Nigerians launch air strikes to retake town from Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

    Nigerian troops backed by air strikes were fighting on Monday to recapture the northeastern town of Monguno from Boko Haram insurgents who had seized it a day earlier, security sources said. The insurgents had launched several simultaneous attacks early on Sunday.

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  8. Monday's Morning Email: Northeast Braces for Historic SnowstormRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Switched

    NORTHEAST BUCKLES DOWN FOR MONSTER SNOWSTORM Winter storm Juno is expected to dump over two feet on a 250 mile stretch from New Jersey to Maine. A blizzard warning has been issued for seven states , and airlines have already canceled over 3,500 flights .

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  9. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/GettyBoko Victims Fear Going Home to VoteForced...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    For Dauda Musa, voting in Nigeria's upcoming election is not a choice between candidates; it is one between life and possible death. The 31-year-old is from Chibok, the largely Christian town where almost 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the Nigerian radical Jihadist group, Boko Haram.

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  10. Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Daily Chronicle

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts. At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 125 miles to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors.

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  11. John Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan, 2nd right, walks with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, 2nd left, on his arrival at the State House in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

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  12. JI tagged in plot to kill pope during PH visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah was tagged as the brains behind a reported attempt to assassinate Pope Francis during his visit in Manila and Tacloban last week, a source said yesterday. The source told The STAR that JI, responsible for the Bali bombings in Indonesia in 2002, activated sleeper cells in the country during the papal visit to carry out the attacks. 1 comment

  13. Nigerian troops, Boko Haram militants clash in MaiduguriRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    A near deserted street is photographed as a curfew is placed on people after clashes between Nigerian troops and Islamic extremists, in the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, In fierce fighting Sunday, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria. Dozens of combatants have been killed and wounded, soldiers and hospital workers said.

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  14. Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2015 | Houston Chronicle

    U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle, left, US Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, sit beside Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, at the State House, in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's plan to stop in Nigeria for meetings with the two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election signals deep U.S. concerns about pos telection violence in a country already devastated by an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.

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  15. 'The Wire' Star Gbenga Akinnagbe Hosts Vigil for Nigerian Massacre VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | DNAinfo.com

    "The Wire" actor Gbenga Akinnagbe is hoping to raise awareness this weekend for thousands of Nigerians killed by Boko Haram. in the HBO series will host a Saturday vigil at Bed-Stuy's Restoration Plaza to honor the lives lost overseas at the hands of the extremists' recent attacks.

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  16. The aftermath of a Boko Haram bombing in May 2014.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Religion News Service

    An injured man and woman who were displaced as a result of Boko Haram attacks in the northeast region of Nigeria, sit on a bench at a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Adamawa State on January 13, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde *Note: This photo may only be republished with RNS-BOKO-HARAM, originally published on January 23, 2015 Boko Haram, with its chilling brutality, radical Islamic ideology and unstoppable seizure of Nigerian territory is quickly emerging as the Islamic State of Africa.

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  17. Ni ger ian official: Boko Haram fight hampered by a cowardsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Nigeria's campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by "cowards" in its armed forces, its presidential security adviser said in a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort. In its bloody uprising to carve out a breakaway Islamic caliphate, Boko Haram has seized much of Nigeria's northeast and poses an existential threat to Africa's most populous state and biggest energy producer, as well as at least three of its neighbors.

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  18. Attack on Jonathan: Ijaw youths vow to give North 'an eye for an eye'Read the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | In-depth Africa

    The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has threatened to retaliate the attack on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan by supposed supporters of the candidate for the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, during his campaign in Katsina State. The group also recalled the burning of the campaign buses of President Jonathan by supporters of Buhari in Jos, Plateau State, last week.

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  19. Top Nigerian aide denies 'conspiracy' in failed battle against Boko HaramRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan gestures, during an election campaign rally, at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The president launches his bid for re-election at a time when Africa's biggest oil producer is more divided than ever, amid a growing Islamic uprising in the northeast and slumping oil prices and the naira currency biting into people's pockets.

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  20. UPDATE 1-Nigeria's campaign against Boko Haram hampered by "cowards" - aideRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Reuters

    Nigeria's campaign against Islamist Boko Haram insurgents is being hampered by "cowards" in its armed forces, its presidential security adviser said in a rare public sign of high-level unhappiness with the effort. Boko Haram's bloody uprising to carve out a breakaway Islamic caliphate has seized much of Nigeria's northeast and poses the worst threat to Africa's most populous state and biggest energy producer and at least three of its neighbours.

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