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Deborah Peter, who now lives in the United States, spoke on Capitol Hill about the killing of her family by members of the Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2011. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: 80 U.S. Troops In Chad To Hunt For Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.

05/21/2014

Protesters in the Nigerian capital Lagos accused President Goodluck Jonathan of ignoring the kidnapping of about 300 schoolgirls by an Islamic extremist group three weeks ago. (AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/via Getty Images)

Nigerian Islamic Extremist Threatens To Sell 276 Kidnapped Girls

In a video, leader of Boko Haram says the teenage girls will “remain slaves” to be sold.

05/05/2014

A woman carries a handwritten plea for the release of the schoolgirls at a demonstration in the Nigerian capital Lagos.(PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Police: 53 Schoolgirls Escaped; 276 Girls Are Still Held Captive By Islamic Extremists

The number of kidnapped schoolgirls missing in Nigeria has risen to 276, up by more than 30 from what police said before.

05/02/2014

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he's satisfied with the military response to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

House Armed Services Chair Satisfied With Military Response In Benghazi

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says he’s satisfied with the military response to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

04/10/2014

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations.   (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Worldwide Majority Say Belief In God Essential To Morality

A clear majority of people in countries across the globe say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values – a viewpoint far more common in poor countries than in wealthier nations

03/18/2014

South Sudanese troops loyal to President Salva Kiir re-captured Bor airport from rebel forces. ( SAMIR BOL/AFP/Getty Images))

South Sudan Peace Talks Held Amid Continuing Clashes

Government and rebel forces are battling for a key oil producing region.

12/27/2013

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

File photo: Italian coast guard ships. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Dozens Dead In Italian Boat Sinking

At least 50 people have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of southern Italy, according to the BBC.

10/03/2013

Former President George W. Bush speaks during the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2013 Walker Cup at National Golf Links of America on September 6, 2013 in Southampton, N.Y. (credit: Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

100 Students, Faculty Protest Award Given To Bush For Efforts To Fight HIV In Africa

About 100 students and faculty at the University of Denver and others protested against a decision by the university’s international school to give a global service award Monday to former President George W. Bush.

09/10/2013

An American flag flies over the U.S. Consulate on Aug. 4, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. (credit: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

CBS News: Terrorists Already Have Orders, Could Be In Place For Attacks

U.S. intelligence officials are dealing with the most credible terrorist threat in years as 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa remain closed through this upcoming Saturday.

08/05/2013

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