So Traumatized They Forgot Their Names

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After years in a Boko Haram camp, the children had forgotten their native language. They couldn’t even remember their names.

Boko Haram, which is led by Abubakar Shekau, shown in a May 2014 file photo, is accused of kidnapping and abusing children.(AP Photo)

They just stared past Christopher Fomunyoh when he tried to

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Sweden Makes Move of Desperation to Access Assange

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Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in a possible breakthrough in a case that has been at an impasse for years, prosecutors said.

Mr. Wikileaks (Julian Assange)

One of Assange’s lawyers said he welcomed the request

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Warm Saltwater Ocean Under Ganymede Ice

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“A deep ocean under the icy crust of Ganymede opens up further exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth,” says NASA’S Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld.

Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system. In fact, it is larger than the planet Mercury. It is the only one to have a magnetic field, which is

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U.S. Sending Small Drones, Armored Humvees to Ukraine

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Vice President Joe Biden told Ukraine’s president Wednesday the U.S. will send more aid to the country, which U.S. officials said will include small drones and armored Humvees.

The White House said in a statement that Biden delivered the news in a call to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, while expressing concern that Russian-backed separatists

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Secret Service Testing How to Thwart Small Drones

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Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

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New Snowden Documents Reveal NSA World Wide Spy Blanket

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Latest documents leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden offer new insight into mysterious ‘domes of Waihopai’ and the global spy network of which they represent only a part.

The Five Eye spy bases around the world.

A new batch of Snowden documents offer an unprecedented look into the close relationship of

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Tested: New 30,000 Watt Laser Weapon

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The engine was destroyed after a weapon called an ‘ATHENA’, short for Advanced Test High Energy Asset, was fired at the vehicle.

This is what a laser can do to a truck from one mile away.

This 30 kilowatt fibre-optic laser was manufactured by US defence company Lockheed Martin.

They say it’s the first

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Angry Mob Drags Accused Rapist From Jail Cell, Promptly Beats Him to Death

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A mob of thousands stormed a jail in the northeastern Indian city of Dimapur, seized a prisoner accused of rape, paraded him through the streets and beat him to death before they could be stopped by police gunfire, a police official said on Friday.

Angry Mob pulls alleged

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“Smog” Documentary Blocked by China

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A hard-hitting video investigation into China’s grave air pollution problem has been pulled from mainstream video sites, days after it garnered more than 100 million hits online.

A woman and child wear masks on a polluted day in Beijing on November 26, 2014

“Under the Dome”, an independent documentary produced by former Chinese state

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Man Charged with Raping Injured Cow

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An Indian man has been arrested for raping an injured cow using coconut oil as lubricant.

Indian man rapes an injured cow using coconut oil as lubricant – (Blue Cross of India)

Muthu, aged between 50 and 55, was seen raping the animal, which was lying injured on a railway track in southern India.

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N. Korea Applauds Attack on U.S. Ambassador

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North Korea is calling an attack on U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert by a knife-wielding political activist “deserved punishment” for America’s joint military exercises with Seoul. Meanwhile, Lippert, who has received stitches to his face and undergone surgery on his arm after the assault, says he is “doing well.”

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Iran Claims They Saved the Jews 3 Times

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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif tells NBC his country `doesn’t support blind terrorism’ and `we will never have a bomb.’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as they walk in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 14, 2015. Photo by AP

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday

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Spider Venom Promises More Effective Painkillers

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University of Queensland researchers have found seven peptides (mini-proteins) in spider venom that block the molecular pathway responsible for sending pain signals from nerves to the brain.

Australian tarantula

The discovery, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, could inspire a new class of potent painkillers with fewer side effects than current medications.

The

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Probably not a Good Idea: DoD Prepping to Send Troops to Train Ukrainian Forces

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The US Army is preparing to send approximately 300 troops at a time to train Ukrainian forces in western Ukraine, according to documents posted on a government contracting site.

Here’s a Geographical Reference for the Russia, Ukraine, Crimea Crisis

A solicitation posted in late February said that the US government is looking for a

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German NSA Spying Investigator Gets Phone Hacked

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Patrick Sensburg, chairman of the Bundestag (German parliament) enquiry into spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA), asked security experts to examine his phone after suspecting he might have been hacked – only for it to be tampered with in the mail.

Die Welt reported on Wednesday that Christian Democratic Union (CDU) MP

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Richard Branson Urging UK to Decriminalize Drugs

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Sir Richard Branson and Nick Clegg are urging the UK to begin decriminalising the use and possession of almost all drugs, following the example of Portugal.

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The Virgin founder and deputy prime minister are to address a conference on fighting drug addiction on Wednesday, and in a Guardian article

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Russian Bombers Cause Uproar In Irish Airspace

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Commercial jets carrying hundreds of people had to be diverted in mid-air or else prevented from taking off to avoid potential collisions with two Russian bear bombers which “cloaked” their presence during their latest incursion into Irish-controlled airspace.

TU-95 Shadowed by Typhoon Fighter

The Irish Examiner can reveal that the Tu-95 bombers, which flew

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Russian Strategic Missile Commander Felt it Necessary to Remind the World How Ready they are for a full Nuclear Attack

A mobile launcher with a Topol-M missile travels along the Red Square during a military parade in Moscow in this May 9, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Strategic Missile Forces will parry all nuclear attacks and punish the enemy with a devastating retaliatory strike.

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Check Combat Readiness During Drills

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces are prepared to shield the country from a nuclear attack under any circumstances, the SMF Central Command’s chief said.“If we

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Psychopathic: ISIS Feeds Dead Son to Mother

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ISLAMIC State fighters fed the mum cooked meat and rice before telling her it was the remains of her kidnapped son, a British dad who went to fight IS has revealed. Ben Lack

Psychopathic ISIS militants fed a desperate mum the mutilated remains of her son – after telling her it

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Detection of Methane on Mars Strong Indicator for Life

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Mars Curiosity Rover

After an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 Martian days, Nasa’s Curiosity rover has confirmed the presence of methane on Mars environment which may hint that life once existed on the Red Planet.

The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity rover

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