August 3, 2012 |
LONDON - The U.S. team had scored 100 points by the middle of the third quarter. It was that kind of night for the Americans. They broke a few records, shattered others. They hardly missed. Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, making 10 of 12 three-pointers, and the Americans rewrote the Olympic record book with a scintillating shooting performance and 156-73 win over Nigeria Thursday night, an epic blowout that seemed to send a message to the rest of the men's tournament field.
November 28, 1995 |
The sanctions that ultimately hurt South Africa were those imposed by state and local governments, which forced U.S. companies to choose between doing business in South Africa or in California and New York. Indeed, one of the paradoxes of the South African case was that the decisions made by U.S. companies, in the 1960s and early '70s, to invest in South Africa, despite the appeals of the then-weak anti-apartheid movement to stay out, created the economic targets necessary to discipline Pretoria in the mid-'80s.
August 9, 1994 |
Nigeria, a West African country of nearly 114 million people, with more than twice the land area of California, is a disaster waiting to happen. Many Nigerians are fed up with military dictatorship of Gen. Sani Abacha. Chief Moshood Abiola, who appeared to have won a democratic presidential election last year, was denied office by the military, is on trial for treason, and oil workers have walked off their jobs in protest. Kerosene and fuel prices have skyrocketed. Milk costs as much as one quarter of some workers' monthly wages.
July 15, 2013 |
LAGOS, Nigeria - Shaking a finger while cradling an assault rifle, the leader of Nigeria's extremist Islamic sect threatened to burn down more schools and kill teachers. But he denied that his fighters were killing children. In a new video released Saturday, Islamic radical Abubakar Shekau said he "fully supports" attacks on several schools in recent weeks. The U.N. Children's Fund says at least 48 students and seven teachers have been killed since June, with some burned alive this month in a dormitory.
February 19, 2013 |
BAUCHI, Nigeria - Gunmen attacked a camp for a construction company in rural northern Nigeria, killing a guard and kidnapping seven foreign workers from Britain, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, and the Philippines, authorities said Sunday, in the biggest kidnapping yet in a region under attack by Islamic extremists. The attack Saturday night happened in Jama'are, a town in a rural portion of Bauchi state. There, the gunmen first attacked a local prison, burning two police trucks, Bauchi state police spokesman Hassan Muhammed told the Associated Press.
July 8, 2013 |
POTISKUM, Nigeria - Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it ablaze as students slept, survivors said. At least 30 people were killed in the deadliest attack yet on schools in Nigeria's embattled northeast. Authorities blamed the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group whose name means "Western education is sacrilege. " The militants have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams.
October 15, 2012 |
LAGOS, Nigeria - Gunmen armed with assault rifles attacked a rural village Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 24 people, including worshippers leaving a mosque after prayers before dawn, officials said. The attack happened in Dogon Dawa, a village deep in the pasturelands of Kaduna state where police and security forces maintain only a light presence. Police and soldiers also cut off access to the region Sunday, limiting the response of aid agencies. A rescue official who lives near the village told the Associated Press the attacks began in the early morning under the cover of darkness, with as many as 50 gunmen surrounding the village and its adjacent farmlands.
February 11, 2013 |
POTISKUM, Nigeria - Assailants in northeastern Nigeria killed three North Korean doctors, beheading one of the physicians, in the latest attack on health workers in a nation under assault by a radical Islamic sect, officials said Sunday. The deaths Saturday night of the doctors in Potiskum, a town in Yobe state long under attack by the sect known as Boko Haram, comes after gunmen killed at least nine women administering polio vaccines in Kano, the major city of Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north.
April 10, 2012 |
KADUNA, Nigeria - The suicide car bombing that killed at least 38 people in Nigeria claimed victims across its religious and ethnic lines, showing clearly that everyone is at risk in this nation often violently divided against itself. Young Muslim men of the Hausa Fulani people of Nigeria's north burned to death in Sunday's blast, pinned under the weight of their motorcycle taxis. A passer-by from Nigeria's southwestern Yoruba people found himself thrown to the road in the explosion.
May 29, 1986 |
A clash with police in which at least 19 students died at Nigeria's largest university has resulted in student protests nationwide and caused nine of the country's 15 campuses to close, radio stations have reported. The violence began Friday on the campus of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, about 45 miles from the northern city of Kaduna. The university, which has 17,000 students, was closed indefinitely. The protests stemmed from the suspension of two student leaders after a demonstration last month to commemorate bloody student riots in 1978.