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Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram

Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said.

Afghan poll heads to runoff

No candidate won enough votes to secure outright victory in the first round of the Afghan presidential poll, the election commission said Thursday.

Car bomb kills at least 29 in Syria

At least 29 people were killed and dozens were wounded Thursday by a car bomb in Syria near the Turkish border, an opposition group said.

U.S. retirees living well in Mexico

Mexico is plagued by drug violence but it is still attractive to U.S. and Canadian retirees, who like the climate and the cost of living, especially medicines.

Colour of India in photographs

Photographer Tom Pietrasik talks about his work living in and travelling through India for the last ten years.

Qatar moves to reform labor laws

The tiny Gulf state of Qatar will amend its labor laws in an effort to improve the living standards of migrant workers, its Interior and Labor ministries said Wednesday.

Kidman's Grace Kelly causes stir

Myleene Klass takes a look at opening night of the Cannes Film Festival and Nicole Kidman's work in "Grace of Monaco".

Inside rebel tunnels in Homs

A network of tunnels and sophisticated bomb making factories found in Homs. Fred Pleitgen reports.

Anti-China riots in Vietnam

Fionnuala Sweeney reports on how anti-China protests have raised the temperature in Vietnam.

Japan betting big on casinos?

While Japan's economy continues to falter, lawmakers are betting big that the casino industry can swoop in and lift it out of the doldrums.

Japan set to loosen military restrictions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected Thursday to call for long-standing limits on the country's military to be eased to allow it to come to the aid of allies under attack.

Ferry captain, 3 crew members face murder charges

The captain and three other crew members of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month, have been charged with murder, chief prosecutor in the investigation Yang Joon-jin said Thursday.