59 pupils killed in Nigeria boarding school attack – Irish Times

Irish TimesA boy searches the ground next to a burnt-out vehicle, caused by an attack from Boko Haram militants, in Bama, Borno State, on February 20th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters. Topics:…

Suspected Islamists kill 90 in Nigeria village raid – witnesses – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an early morning attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. The…

Nigeria’s Boko Haram ‘in village massacre’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe gunmen reportedly rounded up a group of men in Izge village and shot them, before going door-to-door and killing anyone they found. Officials said they suspected the Boko…

Brown Ideye nets brace for Dynamo Kiev – Goal.com

Goal.comNigeria international and Dynamo Kiev forward Brown Ideye was on target twice in his club’s 3-1 defeat of Spanish side Malaga in a club friendly played at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi…

Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing…

45 killed in Nigeria market attack; police blame Boko Haram – CNN

CNNKano, Nigeria (CNN) — Suspected Boko Haram militants opened fire on a village market and burned homes in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno late Sunday, killing at least 45…

Suspected Islamists Kill 74 Nigerian Villagers – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSuspected Islamic extremists have killed at least 74 people and burned down an entire village in two separate attacks in Nigeria. Witnesses say the attacks happened Sunday in…

Karzai: US and Taliban must talk – Herald Scotland

Herald ScotlandHamid Karzai has called on the US to restart peace talks with the Taliban or put at risk a new security agreement. Hamid Karzai has called on the US…

Nigeria sets presidential, legislative polls for February 14, 2015 – Reuters

ReutersABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s electoral commission declared on Friday that presidential and parliamentary elections would take place on February 14 next year. The elections are expected to be the most…

Turkey PM Erdogan in EU membership talks amid tensions – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Brussels for talks on his country’s EU membership bid, amid EU concerns over a purge of senior Turkish officials. The negotiations are…

US Prepared to Send Envoy to N. Korea for Bae Release – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United States is now waiting for North Korea to respond after offering to send a special envoy to Pyongyang to help win the release of jailed American…

Turkey protests over government’s internet usage law – BBC News

BBC NewsTurkish police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of protesters in Istanbul and Ankara. The demonstrations were over a proposed government law to increase controls…

Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Jan. 19 the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a…

Kabul terror attack demonstrates reach of Afghan war – Financial Times

Financial TimesA deadly Taliban suicide attack on a restaurant frequented by foreigners in central Kabul has shown that even major cities controlled by the Afghan government are not immune to…

UN rights committee grills Vatican over its handling of child sex abuse – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThe dressing down came in the unlikeliest of places, a stuffy United Nations conference room before an obscure human rights committee. After decades of fending off accusations…

Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for ‘homosexual offences’ – BBC News

BBC NewsA Nigerian man has received 20 lashes after an Islamic court in the northern city of Bauchi convicted him of homosexual offences. Under Islamic law, courts can punish homosexual…

SPLA and UPDF inflict heavy defeat on Machar forcesPublish Date: Jan 15, 2014 – New Vision

New VisionSOUTH SUDAN, BENTIU : Members of South Sudans former rebel army the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) walk in the empty north oil city of Bentiu after capturing it…

Nigeria bans gay marriage, gay meetings – USA TODAY

USA TODAYABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president has signed a law that bans same-sex marriage and criminalizes homosexual associations, societies and meetings, with penalties of up to 14 years in…

New Law in Nigeria Bans Same-Sex Marriage – ABC News

ABC NewsA new law in Nigeria, signed by the president without announcement, has made it illegal for gay people to even hold a meeting. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act…

Nigeria’s Ruling Party Faces Political Challenges in 2014 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaDAKAR, SENEGAL — Nigeria saw a major political shake-up in 2013 with the opposition coming together and governors and parliament members defecting in droves from the ruling party.…

UPDATE 1-Iran says nuclear deal to be implemented in late January – Reuters UK

Reuters UK… Print. * Iran says nuclear deal with world powers to go into effect in Jan. * Sanctions lifting part of the landmark accord (Adds Iranian official’s comments). DUBAI…

‘Peace on Earth’ means Syria, Sudan, and Nigeria, Pope says on Christmas – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Pope Francis doesn’t want a commonly quoted Bible verse chanted as empty words on Christmas Day — the one about peace on Earth. “Glory to God in the…

Pope Francis urges aid access to Syria in Christmas speech – BBC News

BBC NewsPope Francis has used his first Christmas address as pontiff to repeat the call for peace in Syria made by his predecessor, Pope Benedict, last year. Speaking to a…

Envoys head to South Sudan as fighting rages – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesWorld leaders stepped up efforts Sunday to pull South Sudan back from the brink of all-out civil war, as fighting raged across the country including in a key oil-producing…

Envoys head to South Sudan as fighting rages – AFP

AFPJuba — World leaders stepped up efforts on Sunday to pull South Sudan back from the brink of all-out civil war, as fighting raged across the country including in a…

Omonokhua: The African Revolutionist – The Guardian Nigeria

The Guardian NigeriaHE has gone home at last! His life has been poured out like the ancestral libation while waiting for the last moment of his departure. He has fought…

Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission crosses distance of Moon’s orbit – Times of India

Times of IndiaHYDERABAD: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, also known as ‘Mangalyaan’, crossed the distance of Moon’s orbit on Monday morning. “MOM is now the farthest object sent into space by…

Chevron Should Stay Course In Ecuador Case, Ignore Shell Issue

There are calls in some media areas and by some oil industry analysts for Chevron to consider a payment settlement in the Ecuador case, and because the U.S. Supreme Court…