Boko Haram is Forcing Children to Carry Out Suicide Bombings

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – In the last two years, Boko Haram militants have increasingly turned to a new tactic in their attacks in West Africa: child suicide bombers. The number of children involved in such blasts grew tenfold, from four in 2014 to 44 in 2015, according to a report released by the U.N. children’s agency on Tuesday. And ...

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Hilary Clinton and Mayor de Blasio Taking Heat Over Comedy Skit

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have come under fire over a comedy skit that some people feel was racially insensitive. Clinton, just days before the crucial New York primary, was a surprise guest during the mayor’s performance at the annual Inner Circle show in Manhattan on Saturday night, ...

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Crude Prices Lift Wall Street in Early Trading

Tuesday April 12, 2016 – Gains on Wall Street were driven by a surge in oil on Tuesday, even as Alcoa’s lackluster results marked a shaky start to the U.S. corporate earnings season.  Crude rose about 2 percent, with Brent above $43 per barrel, on hopes that major producers would reach an agreement to curb a persistent global oversupply. Investors will ...

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Brussels – Paris Attacks Part of ‘Super-Cell’ of Extremism

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – PARIS — The number of people linked to the Islamic State network that attacked Paris and Brussels reaches easily into the dozens, with a series of new arrests over the weekend that confirmed the cell’s toxic reach and ability to move around unnoticed in Europe’s criminal underworld. From Belgium’s Molenbeek to Sweden’s Malmo, new names ...

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Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Hiroshima

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – TOKYO — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said his “gut-wrenching” visit Monday to the Hiroshima site of the world’s first atomic bombing reinforces the goal to eliminate nuclear weapons and war itself. Kerry became the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat to visit the Hiroshima Peace Park, located at ground zero for the first of two atomic bombs dropped ...

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Remote Canadian Tribe Declares An Emergency On Suicides

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – TORONTO– A remote Canadian aboriginal community of 2,000 has declared a state of emergency after 11 people attempted suicide over the weekend. Christina Lazarova, a spokeswoman for Canada’s health minister, said Monday there were four suicide attempts Friday and seven Saturday in the Ontario community of Attawapiskat. She said there were 26 attempts in March ...

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Top North Korean Colonel Defects To The South

  Tuesday April 12, 2016 – A high-ranking North Korean colonel responsible for overseeing espionage missions against the South defected to South Korea last year, Seoul defense officials announced Monday. Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun said the colonel worked for the North’s General Reconnaissance Bureau, which has been linked to a notorious hack into Sony Pictures computers In 2014. Moon provided few additional ...

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