Top of the Morning: Boko Haram Strikes Again

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Boko Haram Strikes Again…
Two days after an attack on a bus depot in Abuja, the Nigerian terror group has kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Borno state. The attack took place in northeast Nigeria, the site of a great deal of violence by Boko Haram, including previous attacks on schools. Where are the students?  It would appear the government does not know. The attackers fled in trucks. Luckily, many girls were able to escape when one of the trucks broke down. The fallout? The government looks very bad right now. They claimed that Boko Haram was on the run, but attacks in recent days have proved otherwise. Deeper Dive AFP

Alarming News of the Day: Up to 1,000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopiaeach day, many of them on the brink of death, the UN said. (AFP

Hopeful News of the Day: India’s Supreme Court has granted legal recognition to transgender people, recognizing them as a third gender deserving of equal rights. (AFP