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'105 girls missing' in NE Nigeria after Boko Haram school attack

Kano - More than 100 girls are reported missing after a Boko Haram school attack in northeast Nigeria this week that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called a "national disaster".

Military takeover of Rio police stirs dictatorship ghosts

Rio De Janeiro - The ghosts of Brazil's dictatorship are stirring in the wake of President Michel Temer's order for the army to take over policing in Rio de Janeiro.

Stolen Degas painting found on a bus near Paris

Paris - A Degas painting stolen from a museum in Marseille nine years ago has been found on a bus near Paris, the French culture minister said Friday.

Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double

Pyeongchang - Ester Ledecka sealed the first snowboard and skiing double victory in Olympic history on Saturday as she pulled off a stunning win in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom.Ledecka, 22, beat Germany's Selina Joerg in a tense snowboard final.

Relatives protest visit by N. Korea general blamed for warship sinking

Seoul - Angry relatives of sailors killed in the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship protested Saturday against the impending visit to the Winter Olympics of a North Korean general blamed for the attack.

Three bombs rock capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state

Yangon - Three bombs exploded early Saturday in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya, injuring one police officer, officials said.

ICRC says more than 20 staff have left over prostitution since 2015

Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday more than 20 staffers have left the organisation since 2015 after "paying for sexual services," as it called for change in a humanitarian sector facing "a watershed moment".

More than 1 in 10 French women raped: poll

Paris - More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence published Friday as the global abuse scandal widens.

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

Manila - Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to slam President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs war.

Luigi Di Maio: the reassuring face of Italian populism

Rome - Derided as an empty-headed puppet by his opponents, telegenic young gun Luigi Di Maio has been tasked with completing the Five Star Movement's rise from populist insurgency to Italy's party of government.

New strikes hit Syria enclave after UN delays truce vote

Beirut - Air strikes and rocket fire hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a seventh straight day on Saturday after the United Nations again delayed a vote on a ceasefire.

Armenian 'genocide': the disputed massacres of 1915-17

Paris - Armenia and Turkey are at odds over whether the World War I massacres and deportations of Armenians by their Ottoman rulers should be described as genocide. Armenians say up to 1.

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

Kabul - At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country.

Matteo Salvini: a rebranded nationalist leading Italy's far-right

Rome - With his "Italians first"rallying cry and his tub-thumping against Islam and a "migrant invasion", Matteo Salvini has rebranded himself and his party, aiming to lead a far-right surge in Italy's elections on March 4.

The UN in Syria: years of impotence and failure

New York - Since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the United Nations has expressed outrage and indignation but has been powerless to stop the carnage.

South Korean MPs demand execution of North's Olympic delegate

Seoul - South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution.

Ex-Trump aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine: papers

Washington - Donald Trump's ex-campaign chief Paul Manafort secretly paid a group of former senior European politicians more than two million euros ($2.5 million) to lobby for Ukraine's then-leader backed by Russia, according to an indictment filed Friday.

France charges man allegedly linked to Barcelona attack

Paris - A man has been charged in France over alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, a French legal source said Friday.

Three bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state

Yangon - Three bombs exploded in different locations around Rakhine's state capital Sittwe early Saturday morning, including at the home of a high ranking official, Myanmar police told AFP, adding that no deaths were reported.
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