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world Rights Group Urges Nigeria's Government to Rescue Captured Girls

A human rights group is urging Nigeria's government to do more to rescue the many teenage girls who are still missing after being abducted last week by Islamist extremists.A member of the group Baobab for Women's Human Rights, Hajiya Aishatu Ngulde, said Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan should mobilize military planes to search for the girls.Parents and school officials say as many as 230 girls are still missing, after being abducted from the Chibok secondary school in the country

15 minutes ago // NPR

world Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in a 2012 documentary. Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

19 minutes ago // Time

world Cell Phones Could Help Millions in Developing Countries to Read

About 774 million people cannot read or write worldwide, and the lack of books can be traced to illiteracy. Now, cellphones are cheaply and conveniently putting electronic books in the hands of users across developing countries.

19 minutes ago // Time

world Cell Phones Could Help Millions in Developing Countries To Read

About 774 million people cannot read or write worldwide, and illiteracy can often be traced to the lack of books. Now, cell phones are cheaply and conveniently putting electronic books in the hands of users across developing countries.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world New law allows Georgia residents to carry guns in churches, schools, bars

Ga. gov. defends move to allow guns in churches and schools under certain circumstances as Second Amendment right

36 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Deadly protests follow mans slaying in Rio de Janeiro favela

RIO DE JANEIRO Fear and confusion swept the streets of Copacabana on Wednesday after residents of a nearby slum, protesting the death of a local man, swarmed the streets of one of the Brazilian citys most famous beach neighborhoods.

37 minutes ago // Time

world Devastation Persists in Tacloban Six Months After Typhoon

A photographer captured stirring, otherworldly images of wreckage and resilience amid the ongoing recovery from the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan

38 minutes ago // CNN

world Rep. Rogers: Troop deployment a good start

Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers talks to Wolf Blitzer about the deployment of U.S. paratroopers to Poland.

38 minutes ago // VOA

world US Airborne Lands in Eastern Europe as Ukraine Tensions Rise

U.S. Army paratroopers landed in Poland Wednesday, at the start of military maneuvers aimed at easing anxieties in allied eastern European countries alarmed at Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.The Pentagon said the exercises, slated to last about a month, initially involve about 600 troops, including 150 members of an airborne combat team based in Italy. Additional units are set for deployment in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.The troop landing comes one day after Ukrai

40 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Korean Ferry's Cargo Was Over Limit

Officials expanded a probe into the owner of the sunken South Korean ferry as inspectors confirmed the cargo weight was three times the recommended limit.

41 minutes ago // CBS

world Stars who love soccer

Some of these celebrity fans of the sport may surprise you

41 minutes ago // CBS

world Surprise! Matt Bomer is married

The "White Collar" actor revealed in a new interview that he's been married to partner Simon Halls since 2011

42 minutes ago // Reuters

world Colombia ICRC says peace may solve mystery of disappeared

BOGOTA Reuters - A government peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels may help solve the mystery behind tens of thousands of Colombians who disappeared during 50 years of war, a Red Cross official said on Wednesday.

42 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: April 23

In pictures picked Wednesday by Wall Street Journal editors, South African opposition party members shield themselves from a downpour, former depositors in Crimea crowd a bank that was shut down, activists protest against the U.S. in Manila, and more.

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Nauru guards accused of assaulting children

Exclusive: Charity worker's letter says guard hit girl so hard on head that she fell to the ground Continue reading...

45 minutes ago // UPI

world Russian aircraft chased away from British airspace

JC FinleyLONDON, April 23 UPI -- Britain's Ministry of Defense acknowledged that Royal Air Force jets were scrambled Wednesday when Russian military aircraft flew close to British airspace.

46 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: NYPD's twitter campaign backfires

NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

46 minutes ago // CBS

world Shakespeare turns 450: Movies inspired by the Bard

On what would be a big birthday for the English poet and playwright, we take a look at films inspired by his works

47 minutes ago // The Independent

world Bomb blast in Nairobi kills 4 people

A car bomb exploded outside the main gate of a police station in the Nairobi on Wednesday, killing four people including two police officers, according to the Interior Ministry.

49 minutes ago // ABC

world Chile Aims to End Dictatorship-Era Election Rules

Chile's president may finally have votes in Congress to end dictatorship-era election rules

50 minutes ago // Fox News

world Chile's president may finally have votes in Congress to end dictatorship-era election rules

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she is determined to make her country's democracy more representative, and she may have just enough votes in Congress to achieve it.

51 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Russia in new Ukraine attack threat

Moscow has again warned that it will retaliate if it judges that the interests of Russian people are being threatened in Ukraine.

56 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Obama seeks to reassure partners on Asia trip

Islands at centre of China-Japan row are covered by US-Japan defence alliance, US president says as he leaves for Tokyo.

1 hour ago // CNN

world Gold bars in man's stomach?

An India man's apparent attempt to evade taxes by swallowing gold did not have a glittering end. Amir Daftari reports.

1 hour ago // NPR

world Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Senegal police disperse crowds as ex-president's return delayed

DAKAR Reuters - Senegalese police dispersed hundreds of supporters of former President Abdoulaye Wade who gathered at Dakar airport on Wednesday to welcome him back two years after losing power, but his return was delayed after his flight was stuck in Morocco.

1 hour ago // UPI

world U.S. notifies Egypt of upcoming certification under 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty

JC FinleyWASHINGTON, April 23 UPI -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reached out to their Egyptian counterparts on Tuesday regarding congressional certification.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Tribute to youngest Hillsborough victim

The mother of the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim has said he would have been ''very proud'' of his cousin, England Captain Steven Gerrard.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world Hagel visiting Mexico to deepen cross-border ties

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pakistan Auctions Cellphone Licenses for $1.12 Billion

Pakistan has auctioned five next-generation cellphone licenses for $1.12 billion in what was seen as a test of the government's ambitious plan to revive the country's beleaguered economy.

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

CAIRO Reuters - A senior police officer was killed near Cairo on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by a militant group, while security forces stormed a hideout used by another Islamist organization near Alexandria in a raid that left an officer and a militant dead.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Don't 'Es-stress' Over Spanglish, Say Some Scholars

As readers, booksellers and academics gather Wednesday on World Book Day to celebrate words and language, there is an interesting transatlantic tiff over the use of Spanglish - the mixing of English and Spanish often used among U.S. Latinos when they are hangiando hanging together.

1 hour ago // NPR

world In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack

Even as investment in education technology grows, teachers say free tools are just as effective as paid ones.

1 hour ago // VOA

world Rival Palestinian Groups Announce Unity Deal

The two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will try to form a unity government in the coming weeks.Hamas and Fatah split violently in 2007, and have since divided their people between two sets of rulers. It remains unclear how this plan would succeed where past attempts have repeatedly failed. It also adds new complications to U.S. efforts to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Both the U.S. and Israel condemned the

1 hour ago // NPR

world Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

Most of us aren't as maleficent as the fairy in "Sleeping Beauty," but we're still apt to spite others, even at risk of harming ourselves. Psychologists are trying to figure out why.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Russia threatens retaliation as Kiev orders military moves in eastern Ukraine

HORLIVKA, Ukraine Russia warned Wednesday that it was prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine, as the Kiev government resumed military operations against pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country. &#