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Armed Group Kidnaps Prominent Lagos Lawyer

\n\nA prominent lawyer based out of Lagos, Mike Ozekhome, was reported kidnapped on Aug. 23 near Ehor, Edo State. Ehor is located 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Benin City, the capital of Edo State, located in the country's volatile Niger Delta Region.\n\nA professional colleague of the victim…

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Explosive Polio Outbreak Continues in Somalia

As of August 16, health officials have reported 105 cases of wild poliovirus in Somalia, including at least 11 deaths, since April. Healthcare in Somalia is extremely limited, especially since medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF - Doctors without Borders) closed its programs in…

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Bomb Threat at Istanbul Airport

Turkish police searched five Turkish Airlines (TK) flights at Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST) due to a bomb threat after 1830 Aug. 14. Passengers were evacuated, and baggage was unloaded to be inspected.\n\n\n\nNo explosive devices were discovered during the four-hour search and authorities…

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Volcano Eruption in Indonesia, 6 dead on Palue

Six people have been killed in a volcanic eruption on a tiny island in Indonesia, officials have said. Mount Rokatenda, on the island of Palue some 2,000km (1,250 miles) east of Jakarta, spewed ash and rocks 2km into the air. Disaster officials said hot ash covered a nearby beach, leaving four…

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