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  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm

    The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13

  • UN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria story has photos
    Updated: May-26-15 6:38 pm

    GUBIO, Nigeria - Children are now being seen as potential threats after an "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.

  • Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis 
    Updated: May-26-15 5:28 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's outgoing government has agreed to pay a debt of $800 million to resolve a months-long fuel crisis crippling the economy days before the inauguration of a new president in the country, oil suppliers said Wednesday.

  • Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested' 
    Updated: May-23-15 4:38 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."

  • Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad 
    Updated: May-22-15 11:10 am

    KANO, Nigeria - Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed.

  • Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 5:05 pm

    YOLA, Nigeria - The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session.

  • Nigeria: 579 soldiers and officers on trial 
    Updated: May-20-15 5:40 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial Wednesday, the army said. An unprecedented number of soldiers is believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to the ongoing fight against an Islamic uprising in the northeast.

  • Investment to Nigeria down by a third in first quarter 
    Updated: May-19-15 12:14 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Foreign investment to Nigeria fell by nearly a third with the United States a "key driver" of the decline in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period last year, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

  • Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:57 am

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak.

  • Trauma, stigma, face girls, women rescued from Boko Haram 
    Updated: May-10-15 1:04 pm

    YOLA, Nigeria - The taunts wouldn't stop. "Boko Haram wives," the schoolgirls were called because they had been briefly held by Nigeria's Islamic extremists before escaping. The teasing was so relentless that some of the Chibok girls left their town and families.

  • 3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:09 pm

    GAIDAM, Nigeria - Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.

  • Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State group story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 9:25 am

    BEIRUT - Conflicts and violence worldwide displaced a record 38 million people in 2014, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee the Islamic State group, a Norwegian humanitarian group report released Wednesday revealed.

  • Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 4:47 am

    YOLA, Nigeria - A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.

  • Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash 
    Updated: May-05-15 6:13 pm

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday.

  • Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians 
    Updated: May-04-15 5:02 pm

    JOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.

  • Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-15 2:04 pm

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the Southeast Asian country Wednesday, but was wary of escalating hostilities with its neighbor despite a public outcry.

  • Profiles of 8 drug traffickers executed in Indonesia 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 9:44 pm

    CILACAP, Indonesia - Indonesia early Wednesday executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.

  • Niger army retakes control of island from Boko Haram 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 5:44 pm

    NIAMEY, Niger - Niger's government says its military has retaken control of the island of Karamga in Lake Chad after an attack by Boko Haram on its positions there.