Taliban survivor Malala, in Nigeria, pledges to help free girls

ABUJA (Reuters) – Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by Islamist

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Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, draws Russian threat

By Adrian Croft and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine signed on Friday an historic free-trade agreement with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, drawing an immediate threat

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Iraq helicopter crashes in airborne commando assault on Tikrit

BAGHDAD/ARBIL (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched an airborne assault on rebel-held Tikrit on Thursday with commandos flown into a stadium in helicopters, at least one of which crashed after taking fire from insurgents who have seized northern cities.

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