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a member of the Nigerian Army standing with a group of women and children rescued in an operation against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. © Picture-alliance/dpa

A member of the Nigerian Army standing with a group of women and children rescued in an operation against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. © Picture-alliance/dpa

The Nigerian military reported Boko Haram hostages had been held in terrible conditions in the Sambisa Forest. Earlier they had freed nearly 500 women and girls. Read other news about women here.

Nigerian troops free 234 more women and children from Boko Haram

Nigeria troops have freed 234 more women and children from the Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa forest. The army operation is aiming to recover more kidnap victims. Read more here.

Ordeal of Boko Haram captives emerges following rescue

Women and children who had been captured by Boko Haram fighters were receiving medical treatment and tests at camps in Nigeria’s northeast. The country’s military has freed hundreds of hostages in recent days. Read more here.

Nepal quake survivors face threat from human traffickers supplying sex trade

Criminal networks using cover of rescue effort to target poor rural communities in country from which an estimated 15,000 girls are trafficked a year, warn NGOs. Read more here from The Guardian.

Afghan court begins trial in woman’s killing by mob

A court in Kabul has begun listening to witnesses’ accounts about the stoning to death of a woman by a mob in March this year. The Kabul resident was falsely accused of burning the Quran. Read more here.

St. Louis women question fate of ‘dead’ babies after mom finds long-lost child

An elderly St. Louis woman’s emotional reunion with a daughter she thought died at birth is prompting more than 20 others to wonder what happened to the babies they thought they had lost at the same hospital decades ago. Read more from CNN here.

Norway ‘best place to be a mother,’ says Save the Children Report

A report published by Save the Children has ranked Norway as the best place to be a mother. The report found that women in growing cites have a harder life because the gap between rich and poor continues to widen. Read more here.

Indian women chase away defecators with sticks

A group of village women in the northern Indian state of Bihar have been using sticks to chase away people trying to defecate near the main road in their village. Read more from BBC here.

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07.05.2015 | 21:05

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