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Nigeria: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.

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Nigeria 'welcomes US help' in hunt for schoolgirls

Nigeria's president has welcomed the United States' offer to send a team to the country in response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group, the US State Department says.

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the American embassy in Nigeria is "prepared to form a coordination cell" that would include US military personnel and law enforcement officials with expertise in investigations and hostage negotiations.

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