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In Nigeria, Christian Leaders Urge Interfaith Dialogue With Violent Boko Haram

(RNS) For five years, bombs and bullets from Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram have ripped through churches and their members, raising concerns over the security of Christians in majority Muslim regions of the country.<p>But as similar attacks ignite violent reprisals by pro-Christian militias in …

Brilliant Fireball Over Canada Sparks Meteorite Hunt

Scientists are rushing to the site of a possible meteorite impact after a bright fireball lit up the skies over southwestern Ontario on Tuesday night.<p>The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven all-sky cameras operated by the Southern Ontario Meteor Network, …

Iran Is Building a Fake U.S. Aircraft Carrier

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an Iranian shipyard on the Persian Gulf, a non-working mock-up of an American aircraft carrier is …

Teen's Stunt Exposes That WTC Has No Working Surveillance Cameras

A 16-year-old boy snuck his way to the top of the tallest building in the United States earlier this week — and there is no video to prove it.<p>Justin …

Mysterious fever worries doctors in Guinea

An outbreak of haemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in Guinea's southeastern forest region since February, when the first case was reported, health authorities in the West African nation said.<p>At least 36 cases have been recorded by local health officials, said Sakoba Keita, the doctor …

Gangs target Colombian children

An increasing number of young people in Buenaventura, Colombia, are being forced to join criminal gangs, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.<p>Even though the Colombian government recently doubled the strength of security forces in the city, children as young as nine are being targeted.<p>Young …

3 children found starving in home had 'hardly eaten for months'

Salinas police found three starving children, including one chained to the floor, of a home last month, officials said Friday.<p>"It was a particularly heinous case," Monterey County Sheriff Scott Miller told the Monterey Herald, adding that the children had "hardly eaten for months."<p>The two boys and …