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Nigeria's military had advance warning of the attack on a school at which some 270 girls were kidnapped but failed to act, a rights group says.
The UK economy is close to regaining its pre-financial crisis size, according to research organisation NIESR.
Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets again, calling for the rest of the cabinet of the ousted Prime Minister to go.
US governors raise concerns about job losses in the US and senators threaten to close a tax loophole that Pfizer hopes to use.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood compares himself to a supply teacher and says uncertainty over his job is creating a lack of respect.
Jacob has lost its spot as the most popular name for newborn American boys after 14 years, knocked from its place by Noah, the government says