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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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World leaders target Boko Haram's guns and money

World leaders hosted by French President Francois Hollande in Paris will target the weapons and cash being used by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has kidnapped over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

French President Francois Hollande (right) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attend a joint news conference in Paris Credit: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French president said Boko Haram has ample funds, highly sophisticated weaponry and advanced training with some of the world's most experienced terrorists.

Intelligence officials from the US, Europe and Africa shared information while heads of state and top diplomats agreed to improve policing of frontiers, share intelligence and trace the weapons and cash that are the group's lifeblood.

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