Lucas Donovan

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US, Cuba move toward embassies, disagree on human rights

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba closed two days of historic talks in Havana with some progress toward restoring diplomatic ties after a …

85 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.<p>Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday …

Girl says father gave her to Boko Haram

13-year-old is now in police custody and says she was forced to strap on suicide vest for attack on Nigerian city<p>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 …

Boko Haram in Baga: One of the Deadliest Terrorist Attacks in Modern History

Terror has grabbed world headlines this week. The attacks in Paris -- in which terrorists murdered 17 individuals, most in a vicious assault on the offices of the satirical magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> -- have dominated Twitter trends, news feeds, and the mainstream news cycle. Millions participated in …

Nigeria military operation 'kills 300 Boko Haram militants'

Counter offensive launched by Nigerian armed forces to recapture 11 towns and villages successful, claims government<p>Nigerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, the military said on Wednesday, as …

Africa

Girl as young as seven kills herself and five others in Nigerian bombing

No one claims responsibility for suicide bomb assault on northeastern Nigerian market but previous attacks blamed on Boko Haram<p>A girl thought to be as young as seven has blown herself up in a busy <b>Nigerian</b> market, killing five people along with herself and wounding dozens more.<p>The girl was reported …

Chad claims killing hundreds of Boko Haram fighters

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram fighters in clashes near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad's army announced in a statement.<p>One Chadian soldier was killed and another nine were wounded in Gambaru, the scene of regular attacks by the group in recent months. There was no …