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Boko Haram Uses Girls As Suicide Bombers, Reports Say

There's been a chilling development in an ongoing insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Islamist militants, known as Boko Haram, are utilizing a new type of suicide bomber: young girls.

World Leaders Join Thousands For Peace Rally In Paris

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in the French capital and other cities Sunday in a demonstration of unity and defiance following the Paris terror attacks.

Recovering From Disaster, Haiti Faces A New Crisis

Monday marks the fifth year since a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti's capital. It's also the deadline for a political crisis that may leave Haiti in electoral limbo. NPR's Arun Rath checks in with reporter Carrie Kahn .

Sri Lanka's Transition Of Power Maybe Not So Peaceful After All

When President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost in last week's elections, he said he looked forward to "the peaceful transition of power." But the new government says he tried for a last-minute power grab.

Indian Man, A No-Show At Work For 25 Years, Finally Gets The Ax

A.K. Verma left his desk at the Central Public Works Department in 1990 and never came back. On Thursday, it finally caught up with him.

Divers Retrieve Flight Data Recorder From AirAsia Flight

Divers went down Monday to the bottom of the Java Sea and retrieved part of the so-called "black box" from the wreckage of the Airbus A320.

Anita Ekberg, '50s Screen Star And Sex Symbol, Dies At 83

The Swedish-born actress' most famous role was as Sylvia in Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. She died outside Rome this morning.

Overcrowded Hospitals Overwhelm U.K.'s National Health Service

Hospitals across Great Britain declared "major incidents" this past week, with non-emergency operations cancelled and extra staff called in to cope with overcrowded emergency rooms.
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Hundreds March In D.C. To Honor Law Enforcement, 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

Residents in the District joined the hundreds of thousands worldwide in marching on Sunday in solidarity with the victims of the terror attacks in Paris last week.


Paris Suspects Declared Allegiance To Al-Qaida, ISIS

In a video, the now-dead suspect in the seizure of a kosher supermarket in Paris announced his loyalty to the leader of the self-declared Islamic State.