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Officials: Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls likely split up, taken across border

Nigeria's embattled leader vowed Boko Haram's abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls would be the terror group's undoing, even as authorities admitted Thursday the girls likely have been separated and taken out of the country.

President Goodluck Jonathan's statements come amid mounting international outrage over the mass abduction and the government's largely ineffective effort to subdue Boko Haram.

"By God's grace, we will conquer the terrorists. I believe the kidnap of these girls will be the beginning of the end for terror in Nigeria," Jonathan said at the opening of the World Economic Forum meeting in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja.

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Deal breakdown leaves 270 rebels trapped in Syria's Homs

Around 270 Syrian rebels granted safe exit under a complex deal with President Bashar al-Assad's forces are being held in Homs by the army after insurgents elsewhere failed to uphold their side of the agreement, Syrian officials said on Friday.

Following a year of siege, around 1,200 rebels and residents in the Old City of Homs left the city on buses this week in exchange for the release of dozens of captives held by rebels in the northern provinces of Aleppo and Latakia.

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Thai protesters launch ‘final fight’ as government clings on

Thai police on Friday fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters mounting a "final fight" to topple the embattled government, two days after the prime minister was stripped of office.

Thousands of protesters left their main encampment in a park in the city´s commercial district as their firebrand leader Suthep Thaugsuban issued a rallying cry for them to establish a parallel government.

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Police shootings: Albuquerque council meets

Security officials escorted some people from an Albuquerque City Council meeting amid new rules designed to avoid the sort of angry confrontation that broke out earlier this week over a spate of deadly police shootings.

The special meeting started quietly Thursday with the council president spelling out the rules for the night. Those included no signs, props or any other campaign material.

The Albuquerque Police Department has been under scrutiny over 39 police shootings in the city since 2010, prompting a harsh report earlier this year from the U.S. Justice Department that highlighted excessive use of force. Protests this week followed a weekend shooting that killed an armed man after a SWAT standoff.

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Schools no longer able to check a student’s immigration status

New federal guidelines will ban schools from checking a student’s immigration status.

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Florida woman has neighbors' mobile home demolished, authorities say

uthorities say a northeast Florida woman who didn't like her neighbors had their mobile home demolished.

According to an arrest report, Ana Maria Moreta Folch of St. Augustine told a heavy equipment operator that she owned the trailer and wanted it and its septic tank destroyed.

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Electronic devices may interfere with birds’ ability to navigate

A recent study found that electronics can interfere with bird migration. This is because the way birds navigate – by a magnetic compass – can be affected by something as small, like the signal from a tent radio. Many of the things we use on a regular basis may be completely harmless to humans, but may be having a detrimental effect on the wild bird population, as they interfere with birds’ ability to navigate.

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Antipsychotics linked to reduced rates of violent crime

Use of antipsychotic medication has been linked to a significantly reduced risk of psychiatric patients committing violent crime, according to new research published in The Lancet. The study also records an association between mood-stabilizing drugs for people with bipolar disorder and a reduced rate of violent crime.

People with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are most likely to use antipsychotic treatments such as clozapine or risperidone, or mood-stabilizing drugs such as lithium and carbamazepine. These increasingly popular drugs are known to put psychiatric patients at less risk of relapse and rehospitalization.

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