Nigerian president scrubs Chibok visit

Posted: May 17, 2014 at 4 a.m.

Amid apparent security concerns, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan canceled a trip Friday to the town where Islamic extremists abducted more than 300 schoolgirls a month ago, as angry parents said he showed no respect for their emotions.

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Seized buildings cleared in 1 Ukraine city

Steelworkers clear away debris Friday in a government building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol after billionaire Rinat Akhmetov urged his employees to help restore order.

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Once denied U.S. visa, Modi claims victory in...

90-year-old Hiraben marks the forehead of her son and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi with vermillion as a sign of blessing in Gandhinagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday, May 16, 2014. The top official in Gujarat state for over a decade, Modi often contrasted his humble roots with the posh background of his main rival, 43-year-old Rahul Gandhi, heir to India's most powerful political dynasty. As the career politician led his party through a dazzling, high-tech election campaign, Modi called voters' attention to his mother riding a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw to cast her ballot earlier this month. "I am the chief minister of a prosperous state ... And my 90-year-old mother goes to vote in an auto-rickshaw," the white-bearded Modi boasted, punching a fist through the air as he claimed his place by India's poor masses. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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