Naala Abìde Cross

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With Shows Like ‘Weediquette,’ Vice Tries to Make Cable Cool

Nine years after Viacom Inc. gave him the money to create an online TV network, Vice Media Inc.Chief Executive Officer Shane Smith is trying to turn …

Boko Haram violence keeping a million children out of school, says Unicef

More than 2,000 schools are closed across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger while hundreds of others have been attacked by the militant Islamist group<p>The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than one million children out of school, according to the UN children’s agency, highlighting fears that a …

Afghanistan Taliban: Police resist siege of HQ in Helmand's Sangin

<b>Afghan forces are struggling to hold the police HQ in the town of Sangin in Helmand province, amid a siege by Taliban fighters, officials say.</b><p>But there are conflicting reports as to who controls the whole district.<p>The Helmand governor and police dismissed Taliban reports that it now controlled it …

Belgian authorities arrest 9th suspect over Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have announced the arrest of a ninth suspect linked to last month's Paris attacks, a man they said had been in …

Paris Attacks

US strikes Sangin from air as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Two American strikes hit key Helmand district as Afghan general says militants’ grip on town broken<p>US aircraft have carried out two airstrikes to help prop up Afghan forces battling the Taliban in the key Helmand district of Sangin, which was overrun earlier this week.<p>The Taliban said on Wednesday …

U.S. Embassy warns of ‘possible threats’ in Beijing over Christmas

By Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>The U.S. Embassy in Beijing warned Thursday of “possible threats” to Westerners in a popular shopping and embassy district in the Chinese capital around Christmas and urged Americans to be vigilant.<p>"The U.S. Embassy has received information of possible threats against …

How to Beat Islamic State

To win against the jihadists, isolate them, undercut their appeal to Muslims and avoid a ‘clash of civilizations’<p>Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not …

Islamism