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Nigerians: Bring home kidnapped girls

Nigerians took to the streets to pressure the government to do more to rescue scores of girls abducted by militants weeks ago.

Brunei adopts Islamic criminal law

Brunei has become the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law, despite widespread condemnation from international human rights groups.

Gerry Adams questioned by police over 1972 slaying

Northern Ireland police are questioning Gerry Adams, the head of the Sinn Fein party, in connection with his alleged involvement in the 1972 Irish Republican Army killing of a widow, his party said Wednesday.

Report: Al Qaeda affiliate groups gaining strength

Al Qaeda's central leadership and its ability to direct operations from beyond its base in Pakistan has diminished, but its affiliate organizations, along with other terror groups, have grown more dangerous, according to a new report from the State Department.

Ferry victim's haunting cry for mom

The words and images from the cell phone of a girl who perished on the South Korean ferry convey the rising panic aboard.

Experts: Searchers obliged to check out firm's plane claim

Even as they were rejecting as far-fetched an Australian company's assertion that it may have identified the resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- thousands of miles from where investigators have been searching -- experts acknowledged Wednesday that they have little choice but to check it out.

China curbing wild game appetite

Curbing China's appetite for wild game is just the beginning of the war against illegal poaching, say conservationists.

Blast hits during Chinese president's visit to region

An explosion rocked a train station Wednesday in China's restive northwestern region as President Xi Jinping finished a visit there, the nation's state news agency reported, citing authorities.

Iraqis vote amid worst violence in years

With a backdrop of rapidly growing violence, Iraqis voted Wednesday in their first nationwide polls since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces

Pro-Russian activists grab more buildings

In Ukraine's eastern city of Luhansk, makeshift barricades, concertina wire and masked men in camouflage greet visitors to the regional administration building Wednesday.

Prince Harry, girlfriend split

Britain's Prince Harry is officially single again after splitting with Cressida Bonas, his girlfriend of two years.

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