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Chibok Girls Only Tip of Iceberg in Boko Haram Abductions

voanews.com — The world waits to see if Nigeria can negotiate the release of the 219 Chibok school girls taken by militant sect Boko Haram in April. But activists say those girls are the tip of the iceberg and Boko Haram has taken hundreds of young men, women and children, using various forms of coercion or enticement, since the insurgency began in 2009.

Turkish Border Towns Hosting Thousands of Kobani Refugees

voanews.com — The fighting in Kobani, northern Syria, has forced some 200,000 residents to flee into southeastern Turkey. Residents in nearby towns in Turkey are trying to accommodate them but are worried about the future.
Oct 23, 2014

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Activists: US-Led Airstrikes Killed 553 in Syria

voanews.com — Syrian activists say a month of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria has killed 553 people, mostly militants from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the deaths include 464 Islamic State fighters and 32 civilians.

West Accused of Draining Ebola-hit W. Africa of Doctors

voanews.com — Health systems in the West African countries worst hit by Ebola are struggling to contain the epidemic. A report from a British charity accuses Western countries of recruiting hundreds of doctors and nurses from Africa, severely weakening the frontline health services in the very countries where the disease has taken hold.

Pentagon: One of Kobani Bundles 'Probably' in IS Hands

voanews.com — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State militants seized one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. The news comes as forces battling Islamic State in Iraq repelled an offensive by the militants.