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Counting the cost

International | Insurgent violence continues unabated in Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 06:05 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked more than 10 settlements in the mostly Christian Adara community in central Nigeria over four days last week. At least 20 people died in the dayslong carnage that left several others injured or missing.

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China mandates pause on divorce

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/20, 11:59 am

Married couples in China jointly filing for separation now must spend a month “cooling-off” before divorcing. The Chinese legislature on Thursday passed a law that delays the processing of divorce requests for 30 days, except in cases of domestic violence.

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India battles triple disaster

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/28/20, 11:55 am

Indian authorities this week deployed drones and insecticide sprayers to combat the nation’s worst locust outbreak in nearly three decades. Local farmers banged on plates and lit fires to drive the swarms from their farms. Meanwhile, temperatures in New Delhi hit 118 degrees this week, the warmest day in May on record in 18 years.

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