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Photos: President Jonathan Meets with Chibok girls Parent

Chibok Girls Parent arriving in mass transit bus

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout. 153 more words

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It Started with a Pencil

 I was 5 years old then, when I held my first pencil. I remember not writing down letters but drawing squiggly lines and circles that didn’t look like circles at all; and I can say that I made art for the first time. 505 more words

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Video: SRT Challenger Hellcat Laps Portland Global Raceway by Auto Blog Via

Posted on 07.22.2014 10:00 by Mark McNabb +

Surely you’re acquainted with the mighty Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its raucous 6.2-liter Supercharged HEMI V-8 bellowing out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque by way of a proper, 6-pace manual transmission to its huge rear tires. 18 more words

Japan’s Toho Woos Female Non-Believers to Hollywood ‘Godzilla’

TOKYO – Top Japanese distributor Toho is targeting women in order to make its release of the Legendary Pictures-made “Godzilla” a box office success.

The original Japanese “Godzilla” series was a Toho line-up staple for generations, but was pitched squarely at what Toho described as the “family market” — meaning parents with young children. 214 more words

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Israeli Mood Turns Dark With Mounting Casualties

JERUSALEM (AP)—  For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the ground and from the sea, and the conflict with Hamas was causing almost no casualties in Israel.

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Sometimes dreams make you cross oceans. - an interview with Oddie Moghalu

She left her parents in Nigeria to pursue her education. I told you this summer I would introduce you to some fellow Lark & Bloom readers who dominate at pursuing their dreams.

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Massive explosion seen in Gaza as offensive continues

Explosions could be seen and heard over Gaza City in the early hours, as Israel continued to launch airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

According to Al Aqsa TV, a broadcaster affiliated with Hamas, Israelis hit the house of slain Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari. 7 more words

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