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The attacks in France highlight the need for everyone — including governments — to defend journalists' right to report. Read more»

A woman, who asked not to be identified because she fears for her safety, stands near the pulpit at the end of service at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in El Paso. The woman fled Boko Haram in Nigeria and is now seeking asylum.

Four years after fleeing Somalia, Dekha Hassan-Mohamed is living in El Paso after winning an asylum claim and bucking a national trend. Her lawyer is seeking the same protection for another client who fled Nigeria. Both women are grateful for the new chapters of their lives in El Paso. Read more»

WWI Troops in Bordeaux, France

One hundred years ago, on the morning of June 28, 1914, a slight, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist raised a small pistol. He fired at the motorcade of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie, killing them both and triggering a chain reaction as the world’s empires reacted to the murders. Within 37 days, the world was at war. Read more»

A new U.S. intelligence report forecasts an end to U.S. predominance. Read more» 1

Bello Maasaba, an Islamic faith healer, is presently married to 86 women between the ages of 19 and 64, after nine of his wives died and he divorced 12 for disobedience. Read more»

Nigeria will drop bribery charges against Dick Cheney and Halliburton after the energy firm agreed to pay up to $250 million in fines. Read more»

Nigeria has charged former Vice President Dick Cheney with corruption in a case involving his old energy firm, Halliburton. Nigeria's anti-corruption agency charged Cheney as the head of Halliburton when its engineering subsidiary, KBR, allegedly paid bribes totaling $180 million. Read more»

Lead poisoning usually causes life-long debilitating illness, not immediate death. Yet in the state of Zamfara, a poor, arid region in northern Nigeria, lead poisoning has killed more than 400 children in the past six months. Read more»

Few spectators at the World Cup were aware that several of the Nigerian players rank among the world's most talented interpretive dancers. Read more»

During a visit to the United Kingdom in March, South African President Jacob Zuma asked the government to supply 1 billion extra condoms.

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence. Read more»