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Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.
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Weeks Into Search Efforts, Can Other Countries Help Nigeria?

For more on the effort to rescue the abducted Nigerian girls, Melissa Block speaks with Richard Downie, the deputy director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Boats Carrying Migrants Capsize Off Greece; At Least 22 Dead

The two boats, one a 6-foot dinghy, were carrying dozens of illegal migrants hoping to reach the Greek coast. Four of the dead are children.
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Iranian Activist Says Her Release Is A Gesture, Not A New Era

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of Iran's most prominent human rights lawyers, says President Hassan Rouhani has opened a space for dissident voices, but the country is still a "big prison."
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Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

More than 250 schoolgirls were seized by a radical Islamist group three weeks ago. The president is finally speaking publicly, but many Nigerians are outraged over what they see as a tepid response.
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#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

Nigerians are turning to social media to demand the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Human rights activist Nicole Lee discusses how Twitter has helped keep the focus on the crisis.
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Nigerians Urge Leaders: Forget Politics, Find Our Girls Now

Nigerians are outraged that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls still haven't been found. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and journalist Chika Oduah give the latest developments.
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A Survivor Of The Crusades Comes Up Against The Syrian Civil War

The Crac des Chevaliers withstood a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin during the Crusades nearly a thousand years ago, but the citadel has become a casualty of Syria's 3-year-old conflict.
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Violent Protests Spread From Eastern Ukraine South To Odessa

Tensions remain high in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Violence has led to the worst death toll since February, including more than 30 pro-Russian separatists who died in a building fire.
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Palestinian Perspective On Stalled Mideast Peace Talks

Steve Inskeep talks to chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. An Israeli diplomat told Morning Edition last week that a unity government between Fatah and Hamas is unacceptable.

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