Elizabeth Castillo

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Islamic extremists kill at least 90 in northeast Nigeria

At least 90 people are thought to have been killed in twin attacks in Borno state<p>Almost 100 people have died in a series of attacks across the north of Nigeria.<p>At least 51 people were killed in one attack, in the northeast <b>Nigerian</b> city of Maiduguri, after Islamic extremists set off two car bombs in …

Extremism

Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews in mass anti-draft protest

Jerusalem at a standstill as men and boys take to streets<p>Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to Jerusalem’s streets for a mass prayer vigil on Sunday in protest at plans to conscript their young men for Israeli military service.<p>In perhaps the biggest demonstration ever seen in the …

Israel

Crimea Standoff: Russian Gunmen Surround Ukraine Military Base

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Russian troops surrounded a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region Sunday in a tense standoff as the security crisis in the region deepened.<p>Armed men arrived at the base in Perevalne and demanded the Ukrainian soldiers inside lay down their weapons.<p>The Ukrainian forces …

Russia

Egypt's new PM says security is top priority

Egypt's new prime minister has said that security is his top priority and urged a halt to protests and strikes to give the nation a breather to rebuild after more than three years of deadly turmoil.<p>"The first priority is to impose security, counter terrorism firmly and legally, and restore …

Chinese president warns of terrorists’ ‘rampant momentum’ following deadly railway attack

Chinese president Xi Jinping warned that his country faces "rampant momentum" from terrorists after knife-wielding attackers killed 29 and injured more than 140 at a railway station deep in the country's southwest.<p>The violence brought into sharp relief the seething discontent that underlies China's …