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Yemenis gather at the scene of a bomb blast targeting an army troop carrier at a street leading to two western embassies in Sanaa, Yemen
The Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for abducting over 200 girls from their school in Chibok, Borno state. Nigerian police offered a reward of 50 million naira (about 310,000 US dollar) to anyone providing a lead on the whereabouts of the more than 200 school girls abducted by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has accepted an offer of help from the United States in tracking down and fighting the terrorists, US officials said

Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped: Military 'had advance warning' but failed to act, Amnesty International claims

Security forces were given more than four hours warning before the girls were abducted, the human rights group have said

Workers removing debris from a road affected by flash floods in Badakhshan, Afghanistan. As in 2012, the area has been hit again by a comparable disaster. At least 2,100 people are feared dead on 02 May 2014, after a mudslide, caused by heavy rainfalls, buried the village of Ab-e-Barik in the northern province of Badakhshan, according to the provincial governor's spokesman. Badakhshan region had already experienced giant mudslides in June 1998.

Afghanistan landslide: Over 2,000 feared dead in remote north-eastern village after mountainside collapses

The local Governor is concerned that the search operation is being hindered by a lack of appropriate equipment

A protester walks past a burning pro-Russian tent camp near the trade union building in Odessa May 2, 2014.
A screengrab from Jeremy Clarkson's video apology
Stormont’s Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein veteran, Martin McGuinness, said he and colleagues would not be making a “knee-jerk” decision
The North Korean authorities said the US citizen had torn up his visa and tried to claim asylum as he was going through customs.
Patchy record for efforts to bring back dormouse numbers

Fate of dormice hangs in balance

Expert says all we can do now is try to preserve the remaining populations

Taxpayers’ data could be sold to private companies by HM Revenue & Customs

'Borderline insane': Government plans to let HMRC sell taxpayers’ details to private companies

Tory MP David Davis calls plan 'borderline insane'

US risks inflaming tensions as Washington refuses visa for Iran's UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi

Aboutalebi was said to be linked to the group that stormed the US embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for more than a year

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