Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Associated Press

U.S. students treated, released after acid attack in France

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/17, 10:58 am

Four American college students were released from a hospital in Marseille, France, after being treated for burns from an attack by a 41-year-old woman who sprayed them with acid on Sunday. Authorities, who are not treating the incident as a terror attack, said the attacker, now in police custody, suffered from mental illness. The four juniors from Boston College, a private Jesuit university in Massachusetts, stood outside the Marseille-Saint Charles train station when the woman approached them and sprayed the acid on their faces and legs.

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Britain lowers terror threat level following second arrest

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/17, 09:22 am

British officials lowered the country’s terror threat level Sunday from critical to severe after the arrest of a second suspect in connection to Friday’s subway attack that injured 30 people. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Britain still faced a substantial threat and urged everyone to “be vigilant but not alarmed.” The bomb was placed on a train at the Parsons Green underground station in southwest London during the morning rush hour but it did not completely detonate. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but British officials said there is no proof yet it was involved.

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UN: 60 percent of Rohingya refugees are children

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/15/17, 11:28 am

The United Nations children’s agency on Friday said an estimated 240,000 children have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine state in Burma, also known as Myanmar, in the last few weeks. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado said children make up about 60 percent of all Rohingya Muslim refugees. About 1,100 of the children are not accompanied by an adult, Mercado said at a briefing in Geneva. “As everybody here is going to tell you, the needs are seemingly endless and the suffering is deepening,” she said. The renewed conflict that began Aug.

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