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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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  • France Faces 2 Hostage-Taking Attacks; 1 on Kosher Market

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — French security forces struggled with two rapidly developing hostage-taking situations Friday, one northeast of Paris where two terror suspects were holed up with a hostage in a printing plant and the other an attack on a kosher market in Paris involving at ...

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  • High Pass Rate in South African Schools Hides Challenges

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are celebrating news that 76 percent of high school students have passed final exams, an announcement televised live during prime time Monday evening, but the figure disguises that nearly half of those who began school were forced to drop out before exams. ...

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  • Malaria Killing Thousands More than Ebola in West Africa

    GUECKEDOU, Guinea (AP) — West Africa’s fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. In Gueckedou, near the village where Ebola first started killing people in ...

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  • 13-Year-Old Girl: My Father Gave Me to Boko Haram

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city in the north. Nigeria has suffered numerous suicide bombings in recent months carried out by girls ...

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  • Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the ...

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