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Columbia University students create software allowing native iOS apps to run on Android devices

For some time now, iOS users have cited the quality and quantity of third-party software available for the platform as an important factor in their choice of mobile devices. Over the years Android has amassed its own collection of apps and users have continued butting heads over which system had …

Afghan Schoolgirls Condemn Boko Haram's Kidnappings in Nigeria

Afghan schoolgirls and activists rallied to demand the release of more than 270 kidnapped Nigerian girls on Thursday, calling the militant group behind the abductions un-Islamic.<p>About 80 demonstrators, some carrying hand-written signs saying "No Extremism" and "No Conservatism," gathered in the …

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Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is offering law enforcement assistance to help rescue more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a senior Justice Department source told The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>Holder has also ordered an intelligence assessment of …

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

More Nigerian girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants

<b>Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants have abducted eight more girls in north-eastern Nigeria.</b><p>The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of Warabe, in Borno state. The girls taken were aged between 12 and 15.<p>On Monday, Boko Haram's leader threatened to "sell" more than 230 …

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#BBCtrending: #RealMenDontBuyGirls and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign

<b>The hashtag #RealMenDontBuyGirls has been tweeted thousands of times in the past few days in connection with the abducted girls in Nigeria. It's reported that Hollywood celebrities have endorsed the campaign, but things are not exactly as they first appear.</b><p>#RealMenDontBuyGirls is trending in the …

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Christiane Amanpour on Twitter: "#Malala Yousafzai tells me: “Girls in Nigeria are my sisters.” http://t.co/84YToo1Tdl #BringBackOurGirls @MalalaFund http://t.co/Uk8Idx6N9O"

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Girls Around The World Stand In Solidarity With The Kidnapped Nigerian Students

News of the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls by Islamic extremists has swept the world and inspired outrage, as well as sympathy for the families of the girls.<p>The kidnappers, a group called Boko Haram, meaning "Western education is sinful," say they will sell the girls into marriages …

How Boko Haram imperils Nigeria's future

I think of myself as an "impatient optimist." There are times, however, when it's harder to muster the optimism, and the impatience takes over. That's how I felt when I read about the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram to be married off or sold into slavery.<p>…

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Angelina Jolie: culture of impunity to blame for kidnap of Nigeria schoolgirls

Attending a premiere of her new film with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie urges staunch punishment for the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria to stop "men thinking that they can get away with it"<p>Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, in London to promote her new film <b>Maleficent</b>, used a red …

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Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US

Insurgent groups' abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls has thrust the violence in Nigeria onto the world stage, but the group has been high on Washington's African agenda for several years<p>US secretary of state John Kerry’s announcement that Washington has a team in Nigeria to assist in the hunt …

UN Security Council Threatens Action Over Kidnapping Of Nigerian Girls

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding their immediate release and threatening to take action against the insurgents.<p>Boko Haram kidnapped more than …

Human rights group claims Nigerian army had warning of school attack

Nigeria has denied claims it received a warning about an impending attack on a school from which more than 200 girls were abducted.<p>The accusation has been made by the human rights group Amnesty International which cites interviews with multiple sources.<p>“We have received credible information from …

Nigeria kidnap: David Cameron joins 'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1075000/1075765_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526896975_1f8b5447e4a01a61ed5a7cca3f524f3c<p><b>Prime Minister David Cameron has promised Britain "will do what we can" to help find more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.</b><p>He made the …

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Nigeria Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram: I'm Now Terrified of School

One of the teenagers who escaped from Islamist extremists who abducted more than 200 schoolgirls says the kidnapping was "too terrifying for words," and she is now scared to go back to school.<p>Sarah Lawan, a 19-year-old science student, told The Associated Press that more of the girls could have …

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Boko Haram’s Bin Laden Connection

Some intelligence analysts believe that Osama bin Laden provided everything from seed money to strategic direction to the now-infamous Nigerian …

Boko Haram rebels parade 'liberated' Nigerian girls in propaganda video

The dozens of young women corralled into a clearing to recite the first chapter of the Qur'an, their palms turned upwards in prayer but their collective gaze fixed mainly on the forest floor on which they sit, have, in their captors' words, been "liberated".<p>Few, though, seem to be relishing their …

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau: The 'craziest commander of all'

The leader of the al-Qaeda-inspired group that has kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls comes across more as a psychopath than a militant<p>In a field already crowded with bloodthirsty braggarts, the leader of Boko Haram has achieved the dubious distinction of becoming arguably the most …

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Nigeria: Parents identify kidnapped girls from militants' video

Parents of the school girls being held by Islamist militants in Nigeria have been identifying their daughters from the video released by the Boko Haram rebel group.<p>The militants’ leader has offered to release them in exchange for prisoners held by the government.<p>Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state …

Britain offers spy plane in search for Nigerian schoolgirls

Britain has offered surveillance aircraft to help search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, PM says<p>British surveillance aircraft and a military team have been offered to the Nigerian government to assist in the search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants.<p>David Cameron …

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Nigerian minister calls WEF Africa 'a success for abducted schoolgirls’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes much ado about the recent World Economic Forum in Abuja, but deletes tweets after #BringBackOurGirls supporters object<p>Nigeria’s finance minister made use of her sizeable Twitter following on Tuesday night to defend president Goodluck Jonathan and reassure the public of the …

Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

<b>Residents of three villages in northern Nigeria have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters, an eyewitness has told the BBC.</b><p>About 200 of the militants were killed during the fighting in the Kala-Balge district of Borno state, he said.<p>The witness said the residents had formed a …

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U.S. Deploys Drones in Search for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The United States has deployed drones to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militant group Boko Haram, officials …

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Boko Haram kill four Nigerian soldiers in a night-time ambush

Four Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, while the search for the missing 200 schoolgirls continues<p>Boko Haram rebels have killed four Nigerian soldiers in a night ambush outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri.<p>On arriving back at the barracks following the …

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Vigilante Villagers Ambush Boko Haram Militants, Kill Scores

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Military operation launched to locate kidnapped Nigerian girls

The Nigerian government has confirmed that a military operation has been launched with international backing to locate and rescue more than 200 girls, who have been held captive for a month.<p>The government also signalled that it is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that …