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82 Kidnapped Chibok Girls released by Boko Haram after further negotiations with the Buhari administration

It's only fair to share...  Emerging report indicates that the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a batch of more than 80 of the Chibok high school girls who were abducted in mid-April 2014. According to a top military source, the release of the 80 abducted school girls came after further negotiations between the Islamist group and the Muhammadu ...

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Pilot and co-pilot in killed in U.S. cargo plane crash

It's only fair to share...Airport officials said a cargo plane contracted by UPS went off the runway on Friday after landing at an airport in the U.S. state of West Virginia, killing the pilot and co-pilot. The plane, flying from Louisville, Kentucky, was trying to land at Yeager Airport in Charleston at around 7:00 a.m. local time (1100 GMT). After ...

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Turkey: 107 judges and prosecutors fired over alleged links to failed coup

It's only fair to share...Turkey dismissed 107 judges and prosecutors over alleged links to a failed coup in July last year, Turkish television stations reported on Friday, further widening a purge during which it dismissed around 145,000 civil servants, security personnel and academics. Detention warrants were issued for the dismissed judges and prosecutors, Turkish TVs said. NAN reports that on ...

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Outrage as Australian court release mother who killed her eight children because she suffered mental illness

It's only fair to share...She suffered from cannabis-induced schizophrenia A local court in Australia has ruled that a woman who killed eight children was not responsible for her actions because she suffered psychotic episode triggered by undiagnosed schizophrenia. Raina Thaiday, now 40, stabbed herself 35 times after killing seven of her children and a niece, aged 2 to 14 years, ...

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Thailand: 150 years jail term for human rights lawyer over royal insult

It's only fair to share...A prominent human rights lawyer faces a prison term of 150 years if convicted on 10 counts of royal defamation under Thailand’s harsh royal insult law, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said on Thursday. Prawet Prapanukul, 57, provided legal assistance to members of a political opposition group, the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, and served ...

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U.S. soldier shot dead by Al – Shabaab militants in Somalia

It's only fair to share...  A U.S. service member has been killed in Somalia during a Somali-led mission against the al-Shabaab militant group, military officials have said.   The U.S. Africa Command said the service member died last Thursday while U.S. forces were advising and assisting a Somali National Army operation about 40 miles (60 km) west of Mogadishu near ...

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Somalia: Lawmaker and minister for public works shot dead by police [LOOK]

It's only fair to share...Officials say Somali security forces shot dead a minister for public works in his car in the capital Mogadishu, after mistaking him for an Islamist militant. Mogadishu mayoral spokesman, Abdifatah Halane, said the minister, Abbas Siraji, who was also a lawmaker and youngest minister in the executive cabinet of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, was killed “by ...

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France presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron endorsed by Barack Obama

It's only fair to share...Former U.S. President Barack Obama has endorsed centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron for France’s presidential election to be held on Sunday. Mr. Obama, in a video message, praised Mr. Macron for appealing “to people’s hopes and not their fears”. “The French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so ...

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