Why the schoolgirl kidnapping was not high on the Nigerian government’s agenda, and what’s going on now

In the middle of the night on April 14th, hundreds of militants descended on a girls’ school in the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok. After killing the guards and setting the school ablaze, the parade of pickup trucks and motorcycles disappeared into the Sambisa forest, and with them nearly 300 young girls. The girls had …

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International Newsem: Global News That Rhymes

A polio vaccination team in Pakistan was attacked And the Taliban is suspected of committing the act. In February alone 700 were killed in Iraq, Most of them civilians who could not fight back. As US drone strikes in Yemen continue, The European Parliament condemns them anew. A vote last week passed a ban on …

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Pollution has become so bad in Beijing That an Orange Alert warns against breathing [outside]. Some factories have closed to mitigate the smog, And a nearby man is suing his city over the fog. In a move unexpected and and without explanation, The entire Egyptian cabinet gave its resignation. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former minister …

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For the first week this year no Americans have faced Their loved ones in school being laid to waste. But unfortunately families in Moscow now know How shootings in schools can cause so much woe. Kerry has said that Israel needs to play nice To keep its global relations away from thin ice. Yet on …

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The peace talks for Syria had a very slow start With both sides demanding a change of heart. But Assad won’t agree to play a smaller part And the opposition says that just ain’t smart. As well as refusing to make his rule more brief, Assad failed to come through on humanitarian relief. Since both …

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