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  • World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament

    World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament
    Stop the presses. The World Cup has its first tie and the first goals-starved game, all wrapped up in 90, mostly humdrum minutes involving Nigeria and Iran that elicited the occasional jeer from a crowd made up primarily by Brazilians, who tend to...
  • Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria

    Explosion hits World Cup viewing area in northeast Nigeria
    DAMATURU Nigeria - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match on Tuesday, a police official said. Several pickup trucks carrying bodies arrived at the nearby...
  • VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers

    VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers
    When we wear our soccer jerseys, we are not just wearing shirts. We are planting the flag. We are showing our colors. We are representin’. Soccer jerseys — particularly during the World Cup, which starts June 12 in Brazil — are a...
  • Moral compass points toward retribution in Nigeria

    Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it...
  • In hyperpartisan America, there's no room for compassion

    A hypothetical scenario: Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair. But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
  • Festival de Cannes: FOTOS de la alfombra roja

    Festival de Cannes: FOTOS  de la alfombra roja
     Se lleva a cabo la 67 edición del Festival de Cine Cannes y quiero compartir algunas fotos de la alfombra roja del evento donde se ha aprovechado para continuar la campaña mundial por la liberación de las 200 niñas secuestradas en Nigeria. "En un...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
  • Explosion at Nigeria venue for World Cup viewing killed at least 14

    An explosion at an open-air World Cup viewing venue in northern Nigeria killed at least 14 people and injured many others, according to police. Police Assistant Superintendent Nathan Cheghan told the Associated Press that 26 people were wounded in the...
  • Tom Zirpoli: Movements start by simply caring

    Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world’s attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes,...
  • World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups

    World Cup games Saturday: Argentina-Iran among matchups
    TODAY'S GAMES GROUP F: ARGENTINA VS. IRAN Where: Belo Horizonte. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Argentina won its first game with Bosnia-Herzegovina but didn't look good doing it. Even the players thought so, challenging Coach...
  • Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls

    Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls
    Moms and dads, this is a real horror. Parents of about 200 girls in northern Nigeria are waiting for any word about their daughters, who were kidnapped about three weeks ago from their school in the village of Chibok. An al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant...
  • U.S. military in Chad to help search for missing Nigerian schoolgirls

    U.S. military in Chad to help search for missing Nigerian schoolgirls
    The Pentagon has sent about 80 U.S. military personnel and several surveillance drones to Chad to help in the search for more than 200 school girls who were kidnapped by Islamic militants five weeks ago in neighboring northern Nigeria, the White House...