Boko Haram and other news you may have missed during the Paris attacks

Emily Shackleton
Tuesday 13 January 2015 17:00

The attacks in Paris have meant that the media and public’s eyes have been focused closely on the French capital in the last few days. Here are some of the stories across the world that you might have missed.

Hundreds died in Nigeria

Boko Haram seizing villages across the north of Nigeria last week. It was feared 2,000 civilians has been killed in the town of Baga, in Borno state, and 16 villages were razed. Nigeria's defence ministry has estimated the deaths at 150.

Toxic alcohol killed 29 people in India

Toxic alcohol deaths returned to India this week. Police said at least 29 people in the Uttar Pradesh state died after drinking toxic alcohol. Today more than 100 people were being currently treated in hospital amid fears the toll would rise. Many of the victims had been at a cricket match at a village near Lucknow.

An erupting underwater volcano disrupted flights

Air travel across the south pacific island of Tonga were suspended because of an underwater volcanic eruption. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai has been sending kilometres of ash into the air, disrupting Air New Zealand and Fiji Airlines flights and turning areas off the coast of Tonga red.

Yemen car attack

At least 37 people were killed and 66 others injured in a car bomb attack outside a police training college in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Wednesday – the same day as the initial Charlie Hebdo attack.

Witnesses reported two men exiting the minibus moments before it exploded. Although there has been no claim of responsibility, it is thought that al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) were behind it.

Egypt began to do this in Gaza

The Egyptian government reportedly began to demolish the homes of 2,000 families in the Sinai Peninsula in order to expand a buffer zone between its border and Gaza.

Haaretz reports say the army will destroy everything within 1km of the border in a bid to stop supplies reaching the strip from Egypt. Some 800 homes were destroyed in the first phase of the project in October and a reported 1,600 tunnels have been destroyed since the head of the country’s armed forces – Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – came to power.

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