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Boko Haram releases nearly 200 hostages | DW | 25.01.2015

Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 192 hostages, mostly women, local and state officials confirmed on Saturday. They were sent back to …

Africa

A Modern History of Free-Speech Martyrs

As the massacre at Charlie Hebdo reminds us, art and satire have long been targets of violent suppression. Here are nine famous books, films and …

Why History Will Eviscerate Obama

The Obama History Project<p>History Will Be Very Kind By Jonathan Chait<p>History Will Eviscerate Him By Christopher Caldwell<p>Historians Weigh In on …

George W. Bush

Slump in oil weighs on equities in volatile session | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most stock markets around the world fell on Monday as oil prices showed no sign of breaking their prolonged downward spiral, prompting further losses in beleaguered energy shares.<p>Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board at the …

What Does Haiti Have to Show for $13 Billion in Earthquake Aid?

Americans texted tens of millions of dollars in donations and governments gave billions, but five years after an earthquake left corpses and rubble piled across Haiti, 85,000 people still live in crude displacement camps and many more in deplorable conditions.<p>The disconnect between the massive …

North Carolina

Global outrage at Saudi Arabia as jailed blogger receives public flogging

Saudi Arabia is remaining silent in the face of global outrage at the public flogging of the jailed blogger Raif Badawi, who received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes on Friday, part of his punishment for running a liberal website devoted to freedom of speech in the conservative kingdom.<p>Anger at the …

Middle East

In Paris gunman's hideaway, police find ISIS flags and weapons, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could clues that police found in a hideaway outside Paris lead investigators to the lone remaining suspect in last week's terror attacks?<p>Investigators discovered ISIS flags, automatic weapons, detonators and cash in an apartment, France's RTL Radio reported Sunday, citing authorities.<p>They …

Terrorism

Syria refugees' lives turn more precarious in Lebanon amid deadly storm

When the snow started falling this weekend, the tail end of a tremendous winter storm that had killed several Syrian refugees in recent days, hundreds of people camped at an abandoned sugar factory here rushed to save their makeshift tents patched with plywood and feed bags.<p>At 1 a.m. Sunday, after …

Middle East

Two more girl suicide bombers hit north Nigeria town

Boko Haram believed to be behind latest in a wave of attacks featuring children fitted with explosives as President Jonathan Goodluck prepares for elections next month<p>Two suspected child suicide bombers blew themselves up in a market in north-east Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said, killing three …

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Solange Knowles, Miranda Kerr, and More

From committing to a daily speed workout to setting aside more time for yourself, it can be unanimously agreed that the best time to kick off your New Year’s resolutions is before you descend into a post-holiday shame spiral—and where better to find motivation than a quick scan of our Instagram …

Solange Knowles