Global Week in Review: Nigerian Forces Kill More Than Boko Haram?
Plus, Philippines earthquake kills dozens.
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Hundreds Die in Nigerian Military Prisons - Nigerian forces continue to battle with Islamic militant groups and death tolls continue to rise. While many attribute deaths to the rebel group Boko Haram, Amnesty International reported Tuesday that at least 950 people died from untreated gunshot wounds, suffocation or starvation in military custody within the first six months of 2013. — Dominique Zonyéé(Photo: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba file)
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Bomb Kills Afghan Provincial Governor - In the highest profile assassination in months, Afghanistan’s provincial governor Arsallah Jamal was killed in a mosque bombing on Tuesday. He was in the middle of a speech at the main mosque in Puli Alam to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha when the bomb went off, killing him and injuring 15 others. No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing.(Photo: AP Photo/Ahsanullah Majuze)
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Surge in Haiti’s Non-Profits Provides Job Hope - Since Haiti was torn apart by an earthquake followed by a hurricane in 2010, the country remains in a state of despair. With a 40 percent unemployment rate, the emergence of for-profit businesses, such as Thread, which turns trash into usable objects, is helping to provide jobs and hope.(Photo: REUTERS/Swoan Parker)
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Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor Serves Sentence in UK - Although ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor asked that he serve the remainder of his 50-year sentence in Rwanda, he was handed over to U.K. prison service representatives Tuesday to finish out the term in Britain. Taylor was sentenced in May 2012 for aiding rebels who committed atrocities in Sierra Leone during its civil war.(Photo: REUTERS/Evert-Jan Daniels/Pool)
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Malaysian Court Ruling on “Allah” Used by Christians - The word “Allah” is only designated for Muslims, according to a Malaysian court, which upheld a government ban against the use of the word "Allah" to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths. While “Allah” is the Arabic word for God and is used throughout Malaysia, many non-Muslim faiths said that the new ban is infringing on the freedom to practice religion.(Photo: AP Photo/Vincent Thian)