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All abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by kidnappers: Zamfara state governor
GUSAU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, the governor in Zamfara state said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 4-All abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by kidnappers - Zamfara state governor
GUSAU, Nigeria March 2 (Reuters) - Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, the governor in Zamfara state said on Tuesday.
Nigeria's Zamfara state governor says 279 abducted girls released by kidnappers
GUSAU, Nigeria March 2 (Reuters) - Kidnappers released all 279 girls abducted from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the state governor told reporters on Tuesday.
IEA says global CO2 emissions rising again after nearly 6% fall last year
LONDON (Reuters) - Global carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 5.8% in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed economic activity, but they rebounded at the end of the year and are on course to rise further, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
FACTBOX-Miners gear up global rare earth projects as prices surge
March 2 (Reuters) - Miners are seeking to take advantage of a jump in the prices of many rare earth elements, needed for permanent magnets used in low-carbon technologies as well as myriad other applications such as weapons systems.
Philippines reports first cases of COVID-19 South African variant
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has documented six cases of the South African coronavirus variant, its health ministry said on Tuesday, raising concern among its experts that the current vaccines might be less effective.
Actor Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell call for Ghana to protect LGBT+ community
LONDON, March 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actor Idris Elba and model Naomi Campbell have joined 65 other British celebrities, designers and politicians in calling for Ghana's president to engage with the country's LGBT+ community in an open letter published on social media on Monday.
Niger opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government
NIAMEY, March 1 (Reuters) - Authorities in Niger have brought eight charges against opposition leader Hama Amadou, including participation in an organization seeking to overthrow a democratic regime, one of his lawyers said on Monday.
New York virus variant harbors another worrisome mutation; vaccinating elderly adds most years of life
(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
U.S. will impose public health measures for DRC, Guinea travelers
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will impose new public health requirements for U.S. visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or Guinea because of concerns about Ebola, the agency said on Monday.
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