US: UN ruling on Boko Haram 'shows global unity'

The United States welcomed the United Nations Security Council's decision to sanction Nigerian terror group Boko Haram as a "important step" that shows "global unity" against their savage actions.

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Statement on how/why UNSC sanctioned #BokoHaram today, restricting $, travel & arms: http://t.co/Zkn7hoRzqB. Shows global unity vs savagery.

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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.