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Niger hit by Nigeria's Boko Haram fallout

By Thomas Fessy BBC News, Diffa, Niger

A member of a gang in Niger says Boko Haram Islamist militants from Nigeria regularly come across the border, looking for recruits.

"We can't contact them, they come to us," says the young man, who looks like he is barely out of his teens.

Five members of this gang in Diffa, near the border, have joined the group; two have since been killed on operations, he says.

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Why is education never an emergency?

Why is education never an emergency? You know, a blue-lights-flashing, rapid-response, something-has-to-be-done emergency.

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Asian air pollution strengthens Pacific storms

Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests.

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Suben a 15 los muertos por incendio de Valparaíso

Las autoridades de Chile elevaron este lunes la cifra de muertos por el incendio que asola a la ciudad costera de Valparaíso a 15, mientras que ya son 10.000 los damnificados y 2.200 las viviendas consumidas por las llamas.

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"Extinguir completamente el fuego podría tomar 20 días"

Podría tomar más de veinte días para extinguir totalmente el fuego que ha devastado varias zonas de Valparaíso, en la costa central de Chile, según dijeron este lunes funcionarios chilenos.

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