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Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State


Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.
   

Two Egyptian policemen held after lawyer's death in custody


Egyptian police.Two Egyptian policemen accused of killing a lawyer in custody were detained on Thursday on the orders of an Egyptian prosecutor, judicial sources said, a rare action against members of the security forces.
   

States fail to protect civilians from militant violence


Islamic State militants.Governments are failing to protect millions of civilians from violence by states and armed groups, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, describing the global response to widespread conflict from Nigeria to Syria as "shameful and ineffective".
   

US female missionary kidnapped in central Nigeria


A US citizen has been kidnapped in Nigeria.A U.S. female citizen was kidnapped in central Nigeria's Kogi state overnight, a security source and the website of her church the Free Methodist Church, said on Tuesday.
   

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