| May 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
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,...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
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,...
| Mar 23, 2014
If you live in the United States, it's easy to be lulled into thinking that the battle for broader civil rights for gay people is nearly over. The last few years have brought important victories in courts, legislatures and at the ballot box, and...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime.
Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Nigerian parents of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram desperately scanned a video Tuesday released by the Islamist group in search of their daughters' faces. One mother recognized her child; many others did not.
U.S. aircraft began flying...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Power couple BeyoncÃ© and Jay Z top the list of BET Awards nominees for 2014 with five nominations each.
The husband-wife team share nominations for their song "Drunk in Love," which has nods for the Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video of the Year and...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.
Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
| Apr 1, 2014
Air France is holding $2,400 of Daniel Jean-Jacques' money for a fully refundable ticket. Why won't it surrender the money?
Q: I'm a graduate student at the University of Texas and I was recently awarded a fellowship to conduct research for two months in...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Naciones Unidas advirtió el martes a los militantes del grupo islamista Boko Haram que no escaparían de la justicia si concretan su amenaza de vender a más de 200 estudiantes nigerianas secuestradas el mes pasado.
El líder de Boko Haram, Abubakar...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group last month, the White...