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Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

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N'DJAMENA - President Idriss Deby of Chad said on Wednesday he knew the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, and called on him to surrender or risk being killed.

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Toyota diversifies top ranks 04 Mar 2015

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday promoted more foreigners to senior posts, including the first woman and first African-American to hold executive titles, diversifying a management team long dominated by Japanese men.

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Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold 03 Mar 2015

DIKWA, Nigeria - A black and white Boko Haram flag still flutters on top of a deserted villa in the Nigerian town of Dikwa, overlooking a courtyard filled with dirty mattresses and charred vehicles.

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State 03 Mar 2015

ABUJA - Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques similar to footage from Islamic State.

U.N. Security Council sets up South Sudan sanctions regime 03 Mar 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime for South Sudan but stopped short of imposing worldwide travel bans and asset freezes on officials in the conflict-torn country or an arms embargo.

Ebola-hit countries seek help to repair their economies 03 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - The three West African states hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak asked for help from donors on Tuesday to repair the damage to their economies now that the epidemic seems to be waning.