Nigeria military base attack kills at least 20

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) – Fighters linked to the radical Islamic terrorist network Boko Haram attacked a military base in Nigeria’s north on Sunday in an assault that left at least 20 people dead, as the network’s leader denied any peace talks with Nigeria’s government. The attack in the village of Monguno, some 200 kilometers (125 […]

Vatican takes first steps running pope-less church

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican took the first steps of governing a Catholic Church without a pope on Friday, making some ceremonial and practical moves to formalize the end of one pontificate and prepare for the conclave to start the next. Benedict XVI’s 8 p.m. resignation Thursday opened what is known as the “sede […]

European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The EU received the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday for promoting peace and human rights in Europe following the devastation of World War II, and the bloc was urged to use that unity in its battle with an economic crisis that is causing suffering for many of its citizens. About 20 […]

A Floating School Proposed for Water Slum in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the waterfront slum of Makoko in Nigeria’s largest city where shacks stand above the murky, fetid water on stilts of cast-aside lumber, an architect thinks the neighborhood should float. Kunle Adeyemi hopes to build a three-story school out of 16 floating platforms lashed together, capable of holding 100 students and […]

Nigeria secret police details leaked

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria’s top domestic spy agency, including home addresses and names of immediate family members, leaked onto the Internet in a threatening message that claimed to come from a radical Islamist sect that’s killed hundreds of people this year alone, The Associated Press has […]

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