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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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Stars support #BringBackOurGirls campaign at Cannes

Actress Salma Hayek was among several stars to hold up placards in solidarity with the Bring Back Our Girls campaigns.

The viral hashtag is in support of the Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Islamic insurgents Boko Haram almost a month ago.

Actress and producer Salma Hayek holds a placard which reads "Bring back our girls" Credit: Reuters

French actress Julie Gayet also held up a sign during a photocall on the red carpet arriving for the Tribute to animated films at the Cannes Film Festival.

Actress Julie Gayet (R) and director Lisa Azuelos hold a placard which reads "Bring back our girls Credit: Reuters

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