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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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Obama: US will do 'everything we can' to help in search

President Barack Obama has vowed the US will do "everything we can" to help Nigeria in its search for the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

"This is a terrible situation," he told NBC's Today programme. "Boka Haram, this terrorist organisation that's been operating in Nigeria, has been killing people and innocent civilians for a very long time."

"We've always identified them as one of the worst local or regional terrorist organizations there is out there. And I can only imagine what the parents are going through," Obama said.

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