At first glance one might think the world IS at war! A brief look at the headlines over at VOA News brings a wealth of terror and fighting. Amazingly enough, while many people in this country feel we have our fingers in stirring the pot throughout the world........we don't!
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 40 students during an early morning attack on a post-secondary school dormitory in northeastern Nigeria.
Army spokesman Captain Eli Lazarus told VOA News that gunmen stormed the School of Agriculture in Yobe State early Sunday firing on students as they slept.
At least 18 students are being treated for injuries at a hospital in the state capital of Damataru. The school is located in Gubja, a rural area some 50 kilometers away.
A Syrian rights group says a government air raid has struck a high school in a rebel-held northern town, killing at least 12 people, most of them students.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll from Sunday's air strike on the school in Raqqa is likely to rise because some people were critically wounded.
Syrian government warplanes have repeatedly attacked Raqqa since rebels took control of the provincial capital in March.
The Observatory also said rebels killed at least 19 government fighters in an overnight assault on the Qalamoun area on the outskirts of Damascus.
Several car bombs have exploded in northern Iraq's usually peaceful Kurdish autonomous region, triggering a deadly gun battle between security forces and militants.
Authorities said at least two car bombs were involved in Sunday's attack near the Interior Ministry of Iraqi Kurdistan in the provincial capital of Irbil. Provincial Governor Nawzad Hadi told VOA security forces shot and killed four assailants, while another person was killed in the incident.
It was the first major bomb attack in Iraqi Kurdistan in at least six years. Hadi said it had the "finger prints" of al-Qaida. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
A massive car bomb explosion in Pakistan has killed at least 37 people, including women and children, and wounded at least 75 others. This is the third deadly bombing in a week to occur in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing a total of more than 140 people.
Pakistani authorities say the bomb exploded Sunday during morning rush hours in Pesahawar’s oldest, Qissa Khawani, bazaar and the blast inflicted widespread destruction.
Witnesses reported that it also caused many shops and nearby vehicles to go up in flames.