February 25, 2018

Review Category : People

Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack

Nigeria confirms 110 girls missing after Boko Haram school attackThe Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls were missing after a Boko Haram school attack in the northeast, following days of silence on the children's fate. "The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded their school on Monday", the information ministry said in a statement. On Monday night, terrified pupils fled the boarding school night when heavily armed fighters in military fatigues and turbans stormed the town, shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest").


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Blast destroys shop and home in English city, five taken to hospital

Blast destroys shop and home in English city, five taken to hospitalBy Darren Staples LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, injuring at least five people, officials said. A local hospital said four patients were in a critical condition and fifth person had also been brought in for treatment by police. A photograph published by the Leicester Mercury newspaper showed a blaze and the rubble of a destroyed building which the newspaper said housed a convenience store and a flat above it.


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Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflictThe sanctuary in Kuala Gandah, central Malaysia, is an area of secluded rainforest where "mahouts" -- as the keepers are known -- care for a 26-strong group of endangered Asian elephants. A handful were rescued after suffering injuries or being orphaned, but most of them have been domesticated and trained to aid the National Elephant Conservation Centre's effort to help elephants who become embroiled in conflicts with humans. Since the centre started operations about 30 years ago, its staff have relocated more than 700 wild elephants, taking them away from inhabited areas and deep into the jungle.


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After shooting, students brace for emotional return to Florida school

After shooting, students brace for emotional return to Florida schoolStudents and teachers preparing Sunday to return to the Florida school that was the scene of a gruesome mass shooting called the prospect "daunting" and "scary" as they urged politicians to act swiftly to address gun violence. Some students and teachers will be back at the school on Sunday for what is being called "orientation." Teachers and staff are to return full-time Monday and Tuesday to prepare their classrooms for students' return on Wednesday. Authorities have charged a 19-year-old former student, Nikolas Cruz, in the assault.


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Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN vote

Violence drops in Syrian capital, its suburbs after UN voteBEIRUT (AP) — Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said.


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