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Chad President: We Know Location of Boko Haram Leader

President Idriss Deby of Chad told reporters during a joint press conference with Niger's head of state that his military knows the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, and that it was in the "best interests" of the terrorist leader to surrender.
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North Korean Refugees Endure Rape, Starvation in Dangerous Escapes

North Korean refugees who choose to speak of the horrors of living within the communist nation face violent threats to them and their families still trapped inside. Many choose to speak anyway, however, and in South Korea they are becoming increasingly common staples in news and entertainment programming.

Nigerian University Feeding 270,000 of 1.6 Million Boko Haram Refugees

The Islamist terror group Boko Haram has taken control of a territory in Nigeria the size of Ireland. It continues its efforts to expand within the west African nation and establish an Islamist Caliphate, now with the support of the Middle Eastern Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. While headlines are quick to mention the dead, it is Nigeria's internally displaced, now numbering upwards of one million, who continue to suffer as they flee the group.

Venezuela: Police Homicide of Minors Up 55% This Year

With Venezuela stirring from the death of 14-year-old Kluiverth Roa at the hands of the Bolivarian National Guard, a human rights organization notes that police homicide of minors increased 55.5% in 2014, and appears to continue to be on the rise.
Xinhua/Yao Dawei/AFP

China Mulls Anti-Terror Law Defining ‘Speech’ as Terrorism

In light of escalating terrorist activity in its western Xinjiang region, the Chinese legislature is considering its first terror-specific criminal code—which, in its current form, would make any speech the government deems to "undermine public security" a criminal violation.

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