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Nigeria's forgotten massacre: 2,000 slaughtered by Boko Haram, but the West is failing to help

One of Africa's most senior church leaders has accused the West of ignoring the threat of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, days after the …

Murder of policewoman linked to Charlie Hebdo attack

French police revealed Friday that there was a "connection" between the fatal shooting of a policewoman in southern Paris and the massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine in the heart of the French capital.<p>The suspect in the Montrouge shooting, whom police have identified as Amedy Coulibaly, 33, is also …

Hostage-taking, shooting at eastern Paris supermarket

At least one person was seriously wounded and several more were taken hostage after a gunman opened fire at a Kosher supermarket in Paris, police sources said Friday, in an attack with possible links to Wednesday’s massacre at Charlie Hebdo.<p>A police official said the gunman had threatened to kill …

Antonio Martin shooting: black mayor says white officer was protecting the city

Theodore Hoskins says victim Antonio Martin was pointing a gun at the officer in latest incident, two miles away from where Michael Brown was killed by police in August<p>The African-American mayor of Berkeley, the suburb of St Louis, Missouri, where a black teenager was shot by police, said the …

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Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Man charged in woman's death returns to Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — A man charged with killing his live-in girlfriend and posting photos of her lifeless body online was returned to Washington state on …

Trail of videos, receipts, tips lead police to Philadelphia woman, alleged abductor

An ATM transaction, a grocery store receipt, a GPS device planted by a concerned car dealer and videos -- including one that showed a 22-year-old woman manhandled, knocked to the ground, then forced into a car just blocks from her Philadelphia home.<p>All of it, among other tips and pieces of …