Saturday, Jan 29, 2022
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How can 'bandit' attacks be stopped in northern Nigeria? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 11 Jan 2022
Armed groups have terrorised people in northern Nigeria for years.
The 'bandits' burn down villages, steal cattle and kidnap people for ransom.
The government appears to be struggling to stop a rise in attacks.
Gunmen killed least 200 people in Zamfara state on Tuesday, in an apparent retaliation against military air strikes on the armed groups' hideouts.
So what can be done to stop the assaults?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Mike Ejiofor - Former Director of Nigeria's State Security Service
Bulama Bukarti - Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Aliyu Musa - Independent researcher on conflict and Nigerian politics
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Mississippi Withholds Library Funding Over LGBTQ+ Books
NBC, 29 Jan 2022
Mayor Gene McGee reportedly cited complaints from residents over four LGBTQ+ titles for his reason in withholding library funding.
Young humpback whale freed from entangled gear
AP, 29 Jan 2022
Federal officials say a yearling humpback whale off Hawaii has been freed from a life-threatening entanglement in mooring gear.
Pittsburgh bridge collapses ahead of Biden visit
Reuters, 29 Jan 2022
A two-lane bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed on Friday, hours ahead of a visit by President Joe Biden to the Pennsylvania city, dramatically underscoring the urgency behind his dri...
Skier Alex Ferreira is chasing gold in Beijing Olympics
CBS, 29 Jan 2022
Olympic skier Alex Ferreira tells CBS News that he took care of his mental health and kept training in the four years since he won a silver medal in PyeongChang.
Senator pushes conspiracy about athletes' responses to Covid vaccine
CNN, 29 Jan 2022
CNN's Chris Cillizza fact-checks the entirely false claim pushed by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) that athletes have been "dropping dead on the field" due to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Is democracy dying in the Sahel?
DW, 29 Jan 2022
Burkina Faso succumbs to another military takeover. Burkina Faso succumbs to another military takeover.
Shannon Bream: Justice Breyer was frustrated with retirement leak | Brian Kilmeade Show
FOX, 29 Jan 2022
Shannon Bream discusses the news of Justice Breyer's retirement and what happens next for the Supreme Court.
Mothers of suspected jihadists want them repatriated to Morocco
AFP, 29 Jan 2022
Members of the national coordination of families of Moroccans detained and stranded in Syria and Iraq, who are accused of travelling to join the Islamic State (IS) group, hold a...
Pittsburgh bridge collapses ahead of Biden visit to highlight infrastructure needs
CA, 29 Jan 2022
A two-lane bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed on Friday hours ahead of a planned visit by U.S.
Ukraine City Braces for Possible Russian Invasion
NYT, 29 Jan 2022
Flanked by rebel combatants and Russian forces to the east and Russian ships to the south, Mariupol is one place where President Vladimir Putin’s forces could attack first, or s...
Apple unveils AirTag safety guide amid stalker fears
BBC, 28 Jan 2022
Apple has released an updated safety guide amid ongoing concerns over the company's AirTag devices.
WATCH: All the justices who served with Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court | #Shorts
PBS, 28 Jan 2022
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who on Jan. 27 announced his intent to retire in the coming months, was appointed to the court in 1994.
Are classrooms in the U.S. being turned into battlefields? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 28 Jan 2022
Critical Race Theory is already a big issue for school boards and is likely to play a part in upcoming midterm elections.
Beijing's Olympic 'bubble' makes a slightly surreal experience • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 28 Jan 2022
The #WinterOlympics will be held in a strict "closed loop" bubble that separates everyone involved in the #Games from the wider Chinese population in a bid to reduce the risk of...
Cost of a pint could reach £7 in London
Sky, 28 Jan 2022
Industry experts say a mixture of rising inflation, supply chain issues and high labour costs means pint prices may be set to soar.
How do people think of the rise of domestic products in 2021?
CGTN, 28 Jan 2022
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-28/How-do-people-think-of-the-rise-of-domestic-products-in-2021--17bZMPMwLBK/index.html In 2021, China's domestic brands achieved a ...
Angel Lynn: footage shows moment teenager is kidnapped by then boyfriend
Guardian, 28 Jan 2022
CCTV footage released by Leicestershire police shows the moment Angel Lynn, 19, was kidnapped by her then boyfriend before she fell from a van on to a dual carriageway near Loug...
Ben Shapiro: Joe Biden’s conspiracy theories are tearing America apart
Telegraph, 28 Jan 2022
This historically unpopular President is incompetent, conspiratorial and divisive.
German Govt Tries to Forgo International Obligations | Lavrov on RT DE Ban
RT, 28 Jan 2022
Russian FM Lavrov comments on the YouTube ban of RT DE in Germany during his in-depth interview on international affairs #news #RTDE #Lavrov ------------------------------------...
‘Snowboarding makes me feel young,’ says 60-year-old Chinese man
SCMP, 28 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube A 60-year-old man in northern China’s Jilin province has some impressive snowboarding skills.