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  • 2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations

    2 Nigerian groups added to U.S. list of terrorist organizations
    WASHINGTON — Two Islamist groups in Nigeria have been added to the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations for killing thousands of people and threatening Westerners in West Africa, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Boko Haram...
  • Overseas con artists may no longer be out of reach of the long arm of the law

     
    Nigerian scams are so poorly disguised that they're comical. Unless, of course, you've fallen for one. Emails from crooks posing as royalty or government officials offer you a share in a fortune if you'll just kindly pay the taxes or......
  • UCLA's Fowler Museum turns 50 in worldly fashion

    UCLA's Fowler Museum turns 50 in worldly fashion
    A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum. Now, with the museum turning 50...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group blamed in Nigerian college attack

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Gunmen in northern Nigeria burst into a college dormitory early Sunday morning, spraying bullets and killing students indiscriminately, in an attack that carried an echo of the terror eight days earlier at a shopping...
  • Joel Brinkley: Nigeria's squandered opportunity

    Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan's office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used. No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have none at all. But as soon...
  • Joel Brinkley: China a long way from gaining world's trust

    On his first foreign foray as China's new president, Xi Jinping visited Russia and then Tanzania, two countries with which China has frosty relations at best. "China and Russia, as the biggest neighbors of each other, share many commonalities," Xi...
  • Rachel Marsden: China's low-profile imperialism

    PARIS -- Hardly a day goes by without America-bashers accusing the U.S. of "imperialism" or "interventionism." Meanwhile, China is largely exempt from that sort of criticism from the same crowd. If only they'd listen to the governor of the Central Bank of...
  • Report: 950-plus rebel suspects in Nigeria died in custody this year

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – More than 950 rebel suspects died or were killed in custody in the first half of the year in northern Nigeria, where security forces are confronting militant Islamists, according to Amnesty International. A briefing...
  • Rights groups lament Security Council seats for Chad, Saudi Arabia

    Getting unanimous U.N. Security Council agreement to act against rogue nations and rights abusers may have become even more difficult Thursday with the election of Chad and Saudi Arabia to seats on the influential 15-member panel, human rights advocates...
  • '12 Years a Slave' cast members discuss getting into character

    '12 Years a Slave' cast members discuss getting into character
    The state of Louisiana —¬†with its manicured plantations, moss-draped sycamores and creeping kudzu vines —¬†serves almost as a character itself in "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's historical drama based on the life of Solomon Northup, a...
  • AFI Fest Completes Lineup, Includes 15 Foreign Language Oscar Candidates

    The AFI Fest has unveiled the remainder of its lineup for the Nov. 7-14 event, encompassing 119 films representing 43 countries. The fest, a program of the American Film Institute, will include the World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough,...
  • Two Americans taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

    WASHINGTON – Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, a U.S. official said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...