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Nigerian schoolgirls taken to Islamist stronghold, say parents

Lanre Ola The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents say, as the military confirmed 129 students had been abducted.

Rescue effort launched for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

The Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were taken to a stronghold of the Islamist group, parents said, as security forces pressed on with a search to find the hostages.

Egyptian military raids human rights organisations

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Mohannad Sabry, Jonathan Landay CAIRO: Egyptian authorities have raided the offices of 17 domestic and international human rights and democracy organisations, in a sharp intensification of the military's crackdown that recalled the...

Hitting terrorist organisations in the wallet

Louise Hall NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER has dedicated her life to fighting terrorism her way: using courts around the world to bankrupt terrorist organisations and disrupt the flow of funds from rogue states.

Ukraine sends troops and helicopters east as Russia warns civil war is descending

An Ukrainian soldier aims his weapon at pro-Russia protesters.

Anthony Faiola, Isabel Gorst and Will Englund Ukrainian government launches 'special operation' to try to reclaim control of the troubled east.

Moscow threatens talks pullout as Kiev strikes back

Sergei Loiko Vladimir Putin has demanded UN condemnation as Ukraine's interim government moved against militants in the country's east.

Former Ku Klux Klan leader charged with hate crimes for Passover Eve killings

This photo, provided by the police, shows Frazier Glenn Cross, a 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran from southwest Missouri and founder of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Carey Gillam The 73-year-old man accused of going on a deadly shooting spree Sunday at two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb was identified by an activist organisation that tracks racist activities as a...

Bomb explosion at busy Nigerian bus station kills at least 71

Shock ... A bystander reacts as victims of a bomb blast arrive at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja. At least 71 commuters were killed with many more injured.

Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124.

Ukraine crisis: Russia calls military operation a "criminal order"

Time running out: Armed Pro-Russian supporters carry an Eastern Orthodox icon of Mary Magdalene outside the secret service building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk on April 13, 2014.

Conor Humphries and Louis Charbonneau Towns in eastern Ukraine brace for military action from government forces after Kiev's deadline for pro-Russian separatists to disarm passes.

Dutch teenager arrested after tweeting 'joke' terror threat to American Airlines

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Dutch police arrest Sarah, 14, after she tweeted this to the airline: 'I'm part of Al Qaeda and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye'.

Deadly Chile fire rages for third day

VALPARAISO, Chile, April 14 AFP - Firefighters backed by police and soldiers have battled for a third day a massive blaze that killed 12 people and ravaged a huge swath of Chile's historic port city...

Huge bomb explosion at busy Nigerian bus station kills at least 71

Shock ... A bystander reacts as victims of a bomb blast arrive at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja. At least 71 commuters were killed with many more injured.

Abuja, Nigeria: Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124.

Ukraine asks UN for help as pro-Russian militias defy deadline to seize more ground

A Pro-Russian activist stands during the mass storming of a police station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Horlivka.

Andrew Kramer and Andrew Higgins As Pro-Russian militias seize more ground, Ukraine gets desperate and the West threatens sanctions and accuses Moscow of being behind the unrest.

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

President Yahya Jammeh has ordered the cancellation of all flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials say.

Australian faces jail for coverage of same story that won Reuters a Pulitzer prize

Australian journalist Alan Morison and his Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian, both charged with defamation, will face court on Thursday in Thailand.

Lindsay Murdoch Reuters' international news agency has a won Pulitzer prize for exposing the violent persecution of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority while an Australian journalist and his Thai colleague face jail...

Ukraine crisis: Kiev pledges 'full-scale anti-terrorist operation' against pro-Russia rebels

An armed man stands next to a barricade in front of the police headquarters in Slaviansk.

Conor Humphries Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a "full-scale anti-terrorist operation" by its armed forces, raising the risk of a military confrontation with...

Deadly fire in Chile forces 10,000 to evacuate

Deadly fire tears through Chilean city

Miguel Sanchez At least 16 people are confirmed dead and more than 10,000 have been evacuated after a huge fire tore through Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.

IPCC report summary censored by governments around the world

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III co-chair Ottmar Edenhofer.

Nick Miller Berlin: A major climate report presented to the world was censored by the very governments who requested it, frustrating and angering some of its lead authors.

Flight MH370: who will get custody of black boxes?

Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

Lindsay Murdoch Malaysian authorities are uncertain what to do with the black boxes from Flight 370 if they are located and brought to the surface from the Indian Ocean north-west of Perth.

Ten dead after truck hits bus full of students in California

Flames rise from the crash, as a Fed-ex truck hit a school bus, killing ten and injuring dozens.

Matt Stevens, Paige St. John and Chris Megerian Five high students are among the dead after a FedEx truck slammed into a university-bound bus, causing a series of explosions.