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Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South Sudan and will be the subject of U.N. Security Council discussions next month, the top U.N. official for children and armed conflict said Thursday.<p>South …

Two U.S. Ebola patients have recovered, both discharged from Atlanta hospital

At least 39 dead, 51 still missing after landslides in western Japan

Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.<p>Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the …

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South Korea ferry disaster: Coast Guard releases new video of ferry captain being rescued

Wearing only a sweater and underpants, disgraced Sewol ferry captain Lee Joon-seok leaps from the sinking ferry onto a rescue boat<p>The South Korean Coast Guard on Monday released footage of captain Lee Joon-seok fleeing the passenger ferry Sewol as it sank in coastal waters off Jindo Island on 16 …

Asia

Chibok abductions: Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan under pressure

<b>With some 187 girls still missing two weeks after they were abducted from a school in north-eastern Nigeria, the government is under growing pressure, reports BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross.</b><p>The agonising wait goes on. Almost two weeks after they were driven away from their boarding school in …

Africa

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Deadly tornadoes lash South

Deadly twisters lashed Alabama and Mississippi on Monday as the South took a violent second-day assault from spring storms.<p>Seven people were reported killed in Mississippi and as many as six were reported killed in Alabama, although only two had been confirmed and the total was uncertain Monday …

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