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Louis Moinet unveils its latest creation, inspired by one of mankind's oldest but least-known astronomical instruments, the astrolabe. http://bit.ly/1n6fC0I

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Who do Americans blame for the VA scandal?

<b>NEW YORK --</b> Americans are split in their thoughts over who is most to blame for the problems at Veterans Affairs Department medical facilities, which …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Nunn takes victory lap with Reed, sidesteps ACA vote questions

Hours after securing her nomination as Georgia’s Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Michelle Nunn painted herself as a Washington outsider and …

Affordable Care Act

Monica Wehby tells Lars Larson that reports on police calls are 'the politics of personal destruction'

Monica Wehby, fresh off her Tuesday night primary win, used a brief radio appearance Wednesday to say that her personal life should be off-limits in …

Rangel vs. Sharpton

HARLEM — For decades, they’ve battled for supremacy atop Harlem’s political order: Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, the polished committee chairman and power broker, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, the tracksuit-clad bomb-throwing civil rights leader.<p>Now Sharpton, looking svelte and dapper on his daily …

RGA Challenges Mike Ross to Defend His Liberal Record

http://www.mikerosschallenge.com/<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association today issued a challenge to Mike Ross, Democrat candidate …

Republicans

Hunt for abducted Nigerian girls 'unlikely to have happy ending' | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s hunt for more than 200 abducted schoolgirls is not all that it seems. In public, an international operation is gathering pace while behind the scenes, officials say it is unlikely to deliver the success that global opinion demands.<p>The United States and Britain are …

Boko Haram ex-hostage tells of ordeal

Girl abducted by Boko Haram for two months says group forced her to join them in battle<p>A girl who spent several months last year as a hostage of Boko Haram has told how she was ordered to fight alongside them in ambushes on the Nigerian military.<p>The girl, who asked only to be named as Hanna, said …

Hamish Macdonald on Twitter: "The fathers of Chibok's missing girls asked us to pass on a simple message today: #BringBackOurGirls http://t.co/rxOmsJ31kB"

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Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls more …

Africa

Nigeria's Nobel Winner Wole Soyinka Blames Corrupt Political Elite Over Kidnapped Girls

I wanted President Goodluck Jonathan "to get off his butt and stop treating this episode in a perfunctory manner,” Nigeria's leading writer told BuzzFeed.<p>Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel laureate for literature, blames government inaction and political corruption in Nigeria for the kidnapping of …

500 Nigerian hunters with homemade weapons ready to rescue kidnapped girls

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.<p>Some 500 hunters, some as young as 18 and some in …

Sister of Boko Haram victim speaks - CNN Video

Too Many of Nigeria's Women Are Targets—Not Just the Kidnapped Girls

Boko Haram’s recent kidnappings of schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state, Nigeria, at least in its explosive aftermath, is reminiscent …

Excess sugar can triple risk of dying of heart disease: report

Eating too much sugar in foods such as soft drinks, cakes and cereals will not just pack on the pounds, it can increase the risk of dying of heart disease.<p>New research published on Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that people who get 25 per cent or more of their daily calories …

Inside the Hunt for Hundreds of Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Nigeria's neglected Israeli drones won't help find girls | Reuters

JERUSALEM/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria bought Israeli surveillance drones years ago that might have been used to hunt for more than 200 girls held by Islamist rebels, but poor maintenance has left them grounded, two official sources and the aircraft’s manufacturer said.<p>“To the best of our knowledge, …

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: UK spy plane breaks down

<b>A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria has developed a technical fault.</b><p>It has been forced to land in Senegal for repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.<p>The plane left the UK on Sunday, joining an international effort to secure the …

Anatomy of a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Widow Rifatu Bila describes the moment her husband was shot dead by Boko Haram militants when they attacked the town of Ganye in eastern Nigeria<p>Boko Haram, the <b>Nigerian</b> Islamist group, has sprung to worldwide notoriety in recent weeks after its abduction of more than 220 schoolgirls from the …

Nigeria asks U.N. al Qaeda committee to blacklist Boko Haram | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Nigeria has formally asked the U.N. Security Council al Qaeda sanctions committee to blacklist the Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, according to a confidential document obtained by Reuters.<p>If there is no objection by the …

Nigerian Neighbor Cameroon Faces 'Phantom Enemy' Boko Haram

<i>Editor's note: This story originally</i> <i>stated</i> <i>that</i> <i>Boko Haram had not been labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.</i> <i>The story has been</i> <i>corrected</i><i>.</i><p>AMCHIDE, Cameroon - Cameroon’s elite special forces have a new base and a new mission in the country’s rugged extreme north on the border with …