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Nigeria unrest ‘worse than 1960s civil war’: president

ABUJA — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday violence blamed on Islamist group Boko Haram was worse than the country’s 1960s civil war, with sympathisers of the sect in government and security agencies. “The situation we have in our hands is even worse than the civil war that we…

El Salvador sets post-war murder record in 2011

El Salvador saw a post-civil war record number of murders in 2011, with at least 4,308 people killed in a crime epidemic in the country of 6.1 million, police said. National police announced the figure late Monday, saying it topped the 2009 rate of 4,223 murders, making 2011 the deadliest…

Clinton says ‘there could be a civil war’ in Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Friday of the possibility of a civil war in Syria that either is directed or influenced by Syrian army defectors. “I think there could be a civil war with a very determined and well-armed and eventually well-financed opposition that is, if not directed by, certainly influenced by defectors…

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