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Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive Tuesday against Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Sambisa Forest.  (AFP PHOTO/STEPHANE YAS )

Nigerian Army Rescues 300 Women And Girls, None From Chibok

Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive Tuesday against Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said, but they did not include any of the schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok a year ago.

04/28/2015

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800,000 Children Forced From Homes In Boko Haram Violence

UNICEF report finds that Nigerian children are often the targets of violence by Islamic extremists.

04/13/2015

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Experimental Drug 2 US Aid Workers Infected With Ebola Are Getting Has Never Been Tested For Safety In Humans

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.

08/05/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.

06/05/2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Nigerian President Backs Out Of Deal To Swap Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.

05/27/2014

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., hold a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Corker: White House Meeting About Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending.

05/23/2014

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

A man carries a placard in support of the over 300 schoolgirls being held hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram one month ago. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Leader Cancels Visit To Town Where Kidnapped Girls Lived

President Goodluck Jonathan cited security concerns; parents of the more than 300 abducted schoolgirls are angry.

05/16/2014

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