Blasphemous cartoon ad blocked from D.C. buses and train stations

The mass transit authority that oversees commuter buses and trains in the US capital is banning issue-oriented ads for the remainder of the year after receiving an ad proposal featuring a blasphemous cartoon of Islam’s Holy Prophet, peace be upon him and his progeny.

 

Over dozen killed in Boko Haram rocket attacks in northeastern Nigeria

Over dozen killed in Boko Haram rocket attacks in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram rocket attacks have killed thirteen people in a residential area of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

 

The rocket-propelled grenade attacks in the capital and the largest city of the restive Borno State have destroyed a number of houses, as well. Maiduguri, with a swelling population of two million people, is facing a heavy influx of refugees.   Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the region have fled their homes in the past years, fearing Boko Haram atrocities.   Some 13,000 people have reportedly been killed by the takfiri group since it started its terror campaign six years ago.   A multinational force comprising of armed forces from regional nations has reduced the sphere of influence of the extremists; however, the group continues to carry out bombings and hit-and-run attacks in the region.

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