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July 28, 2017 12:56 PM Boko Haram attack in Nigeria leaves dozens dead

A Boko Haram ambush on an oil survey team and an ensuing battle with Nigerian security forces has left more than 50 people dead. Details are still emerging about exactly what happened. More than 50 people have been killed in northern Nigeria in an ambush by 'IS' militant group, Boko Haram. The victims were part of an oil exploration team, and included 25

July 28, 2017 6:02 AM 30 dead after attempted rescue of oil team in Nigeria

The attempted rescue of an oil exploration team was carried out by military personnel and vigilantes. MAIDUGURI - At least 30 people including civilians and members of the military have died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, officials told Reuters on Thursday. The team searching 24

July 28, 2017 12:23 AM UPDATE 1-At least 30 dead after attempted rescue of abducted oil team in northeast Nigeria

* At least 4 university staff missing -university official (Updates death toll, adds oil minister, acting president comment) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 27 (Reuters) - At least 30 people including civilians and members of the military have died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast 14

July 28, 2017 12:20 AM Deaths in Venezuela unrest hit 102 as polarizing vote nears

CARACAS, Venezuela — Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes. The most recent violence drove the death toll from nearly four months of unrest above 100 Thursday. Most of the dead in anti-government protests that began in early April have been young 16

July 27, 2017 1:52 AM UN says 80 percent of Yemeni children need humanitarian aid

CAIRO — Three U.N agencies say nearly 80 percent of Yemeni children need immediate humanitarian assistance amid the collapse of the country’s health system in the face of the two-year-long civil war. The heads of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and World Food Program said in a joint statement on Wednesday that 2 million Yemeni children are malnourished 29

July 25, 2017 9:33 PM Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem. The installation led to deadly clashes and uproar from Palestinians who saw it as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site. It says it now has plans to replace them with less obtrusive 33

July 25, 2017 8:55 PM International Condemnation following Death of Moroccan Peacekeeper in CAR

The international community condemned the attack against a peacekeeping convoy in the Central African Republic (CAR), in which a Moroccan peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in a fire exchange on July 23. The attack took place when a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African 17

July 24, 2017 3:59 PM Afghan security scrutinized after suicide bomber kills 24

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 24 people in a horrific early morning assault in a neighborhood where prominent politicians reside, causing residents and analysts to question the government's ability to protect Afghanistan's capital. Another 42 people were injured in the attack that took place during morning rush hour as government employees and students 43

July 24, 2017 12:45 PM The Latest: EU condemns deadly Afghan attacks

The European Union has condemned two deadly attacks in Afghanistan in the last two days, saying it stands alongside Afghan authorities in their fight against violent extremism. The EU expressed condolences to victims of a Taliban attack on Sunday on a district headquarters in western Ghor province and a suicide car bombing on Monday in Kabul. The Kabul 40

July 24, 2017 9:19 AM Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack. "Journalism is not a crime," chanted several hundred people gathered outside the central Istanbul court to protest against 13