Kidnapped Schoolgirls Freed In Nigeria [world Service]

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More than one hundred schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants have been released

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More than one hundred schoolgirls abducted last month from the town of Dapchi by Boko Haram militants have now been released. We'll hear the latest on that unfolding story. We'll hear NASA TV's live feed of the launch into space of three astronauts from Kazakhstan. Also, we have a news update on the war in Syria, where rebels have agreed to evacuate a besieged town in eastern Ghouta.

(Picture: some of the newly released Dapchi schoolgirls. Credit: Reuters/Ola Lanre).

More than one hundred schoolgirls abducted last month from the town of Dapchi by Boko Haram militants have now been released. We'll hear the latest on that unfolding story. Also an update on the deadly parcel bomb story in Austen, Texas. And we bring you news about the ongoing discussions over Facebook and the debate about the silence of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

(Picture: some of the newly released Dapchi schoolgirls. Credit: Reuters/Ola Lanre)