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Nigeria's President Negotiating the Release Of 100 Abducted Schoolgirls

Nigeria's President Negotiating the Release Of 100 Abducted Schoolgirls

Nigeria prefers to have the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Dapchi back alive, and that is why it has chosen negotiation, rather than a military option, President Buhari told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a meeting in Abuja on Monday, according to a statement released by the presidency.


Toys R Us to close or sell over 800 remaining United States stores

Toys R Us to close or sell over 800 remaining United States stores

Discounts will likely begin on the low end - 25 percent off, say - and increase in coming weeks. When Toys R Us announced Thursday it would be closing or selling all of its 800 USA stores, analysts offered many reasons for the company's demise: stale stores, a hard-to-navigate website and increasing competition from the likes of Walmart, Target and online retailers.


China hopes change of USA secretary of state will not affect ties

China hopes change of USA secretary of state will not affect ties

At the time, Mr Pompeo described her as an "exemplary intelligence officer" with an "uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her". Tillerson broke with Trump in his belief that the administration shouldn't walk away from the agreement, and Hook's job in recent weeks has been chiefly to come up with revisions that keep the USA in the deal while also pleasing the president.


Seven more flu-related deaths reported since last week

Seven more flu-related deaths reported since last week

There are some signs of improvement. As a result, some hospitals began lifting flu restrictions. Hospitals say flu rates in the area have been declining for several weeks, but Marlon Hunter, Director of Forsyth County Public Health, says people shouldn't let their guard down.


New study links smoking to an increased risk of hearing loss

New study links smoking to an increased risk of hearing loss

Huanhuan Hu of Japan's National Center for Global Health and Medicine. Slashing the addictive substance could cause about 5 million adult smokers to quit smoking in the first year of adoption, according to the FDA. Matthew Myers , president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an antismoking group, said that Thursday's action will have "enormous significance" - provided it is followed by quick FDA action to develop and adopt a final rule.