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  • Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • Lupita Nyong'o Starring in, Producing Romance Story 'Americanah'

    Lupita Nyong'o will star in and produce a movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's romance novel "Americanah" with Brad Pitt's Plan B, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions. The deal re-teams the Mexican-Kenyan actress -- who won an Oscar in her...
  • Jozy Altidore ends goal drought during U.S. win over Nigeria

    Jozy Altidore ends goal drought during U.S. win over Nigeria
    JACKSONVILLE — The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over...
  • Cameroon forces kill 40 Boko Haram militants

    Cameroon forces kill 40 Boko Haram militants
    Cameroon security forces killed some 40 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the country's far north, state radio said Sunday, shortly after the release of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun suspected to have been held by the Islamist group. A...
  • 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...
  • Extremist Islam is scared of little girls

    There was a method to this madness. Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...
  • In 'Maleficent' Louboutins, Angelina Jolie talks Nigeria kidnapping

    Angelina Jolie has conjured up a couple of pairs of red-soled Christian Louboutin heels for her "Maleficient" press tour, and, boy, are they wickedly whimsical.  Jolie, who plays the villainous queen in Disney's latest adaptation of the "Sleeping...
  • Nigerian schoolgirls recall Boko Haram kidnapping

    Nigerian schoolgirls recall Boko Haram kidnapping
    Escape seemed hopeless. The militants' convoy of pickup trucks, buses and motorcycles penetrated deep into the northeastern Nigerian forest in the dead of night with its haul: several hundred schoolgirls. A phalanx of motorcycles puttered on either...
  • Boko Haram releases video said to show kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

    The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has released a video said to show some of the scores of girls who were abducted from a boarding school last month. In the images, delivered to news organizations and posted on YouTube on Monday, about 100 girls are...
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  • Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand

    Nigeria: Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand
    On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period. Four days later,...