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  • How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram

    How to help Nigerians defeat Boko Haram
    Satellite images showing the catastrophic devastation of two Nigerian towns by Boko Haram put the Islamist militant group back in the news Thursday. “One town, Doron Baga, has been almost wiped off the map, with about 3,100 houses burned down, while 620 houses were set afire in nearby Baga,” reports the Los Angeles Times’ Robyn Dixon. The attack, said Amnesty International spokesman Daniel Eyre, “represents a deliberate attack on civilians whose homes, clinics and schools are now burnt-out ruins.”
  • David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...

    Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...

    Global battle for women's rights

    The kidnapping of girls happens to be in the news right now because of Boko Haram's abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren. Yet there are multiple horror stories reflecting how women live around the globe. ("Boko Haram chose its victims for a reason -- to...

    The heroic women of Nigeria are standing up to Boko Haram

    Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime. Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...