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  • Battling Racism Theme of Some Rio Carnival Parades

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Racial pride and the fight against racism in Brazil were the themes of samba group presentations and street parties on Monday as Rio de Janeiro’s flashy parades entered their second night of over-the-top festivities. Some samba groups put together dance numbers to ...

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  • Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds, Tells Stories of Chibok Girls

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later, most are still missing. ...

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  • Nigerian Extremists Kill Dozens of Civilians in Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Boko Haram fighters have shot or burned to death about 90 civilians and wounded 500 in ongoing fighting in a Cameroonian border town near Nigeria, officials in Cameroon said Thursday. Some 800 Islamic extremists attacking the town of Fotokol have “burned churches, ...

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  • Extremists Attack Biggest City in Northeast Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground. Soldiers said hundreds of insurgents died. ...

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  • Survivors Describe Nigeria Relentless Killings

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered “like insects.” The accounts, reported by Nigeria’s Premium Times ...

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  • Official: Paris Unity Rally Largest in French History

    PARIS (AP) — The French Interior Ministry says Paris rally for unity against terrorism is the largest demonstration in France’s history. Calling the rally “unprecedented,” the ministry says the demonstrators are so numerous they spread beyond the official march route, ...

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  • Prosecutor: Paris Grocery Gunman Linked to 3rd Shooting

    PARIS (AP) — The shooting of a jogger in a Paris suburb on the same day as the Charlie Hebdo massacre has been linked to the gunman who killed a policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery, a prosecutor said Sunday. In a brief statement, the prosecutor said ballistics tests on shell cases ...

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