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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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'Fresh Boko Haram attack' ahead of Paris meeting

Suspected rebels from Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked a Chinese plant in northern Cameroon near the town of Waza, a local governor has told the Reuters news agency.

The governor of Far North province Augustine Fonka Awa confirmed the attack but declined to give details. The BBC reported on its website that at least one Chinese person was killed in the attack and at least one other taken hostage.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is set to join a meeting with African nations today to discuss efforts to fight the militant group.

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