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  • Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

    Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad
    The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram on Monday threatened neighboring countries Niger and Chad, warning the fighters were prepared to carry out suicide bombings in the countries sending troops to help fight the militants. The warning came as...
  • Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on northeast town

    Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on northeast town
    Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated, warned residents not to participate in the country's elections in March. Two air force jets joined soldiers in attacking the...
  • Boko Haram expands attacks against bordering countries

    Boko Haram expands attacks against bordering countries
    Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village on the shore of Lake Chad early Friday, marking the first such violence against the neighbor contributing the most military might to the regional fight against the Nigeria-based terror group. The assault...
  • Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

    Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls
    When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later,...
  • Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns

    Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns
    Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation. With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most...
  • Egyptian militant admits links to 1998 U.S. embassy bombings

    A longtime Egyptian militant with ties to Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden admitted in federal court Friday that he had links to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a surprise guilty plea that the judge sharply questioned because it reduces his prison...
  • Odemwingie helps Nigeria eliminate Bosnia

    Odemwingie helps Nigeria eliminate Bosnia
    Bosnia-Herzegovina was eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday after suffering a 1-0 loss to Nigeria at the Arena Pantanal. The defeat did not come without controversy as Bosnia saw a legitimate goal pulled back halfway through the opening period...
  • World Cup schedule: When to watch the group-play games on TV

    The 2014 World Cup officially gets underway Thursday in Brazil when the host country takes on Croatia at 1 p.m. PDT on ESPN. But what about the rest of the games? Are you trying to plan your days so you can watch all the matches? Below is the entire...
  • Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup

    Friendly against Nigeria gives U.S. strong final tuneup for World Cup
    The country will get one last look Saturday at the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The friendly against Nigeria, though, is far from a final dress rehearsal. The U.S. will look to show improvement from its first two send-off...
  • Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1

    Jozy Altidore's two goals lift U.S. men's team past Nigeria, 2-1
    The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, and...
  • World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury

    World Cup of hurt: A look at standouts stung by injury
    The sport known as football almost everywhere beyond our borders bears few similarities to the USA's heavily padded version. Here is one timely likeness: The roll call of ailing players scratched from the tournament is long enough to resemble the NFL...