The world news daily digest from Guardian Liberty Voice for August 15, 2014 covers stories from around the globe. In Siberia, a girl was saved by her puppy after getting lost in the woods. Meanwhile in Nigeria, Boko Haram extremists have kidnapped dozens of boys and men, as clashes erupt in Pakistan.
Girl Saved by Puppy After Getting Lost in the Woods
A three-year-old girl was rescued by her puppy after getting lost in the forest. Karina Chikitova wandered away from her home when she went to search for her father, who had left earlier that day to visit a nearby village. The young girl’s mother thought the girl was with her father and did not realize Karina was lost. The puppy, whose name is Kyrachaan means “little one”, and is believed to have been with the girl when she went missing and after nine days in the wilderness, had gone off to find help.
The girl survived by feeding on berries and drinking river water during the day, and cuddling with the puppy at night. She was lucky to have been able to avoid any bears or wolves who inhabit the area. According to the rescuers, the girl looked well when the rescuers followed the puppy to the hiding spot in the grass. The girl was brought to the local hospital to recover from the ordeal.
Boko Haram Kidnaps Dozens of Boys in Nigeria
Islamist fighters in Nigeria named Boko Haram have kidnapped dozens of men and boys after raiding a remote village in Nigeria. They loaded the boys and men in trucks and drove them off to an unknown location. These kidnappings came four months after Boko Haram had abducted more than 200 schoolgirls. Boko Haram is an extremist group which is fighting to reinstate Islamic caliphate in Nigeria. Many witnesses who fled during the raid on Doron Baga, which is a small village on the shore of Lake Chad, described men dressed in military clothing burning houses. After the attack, close to 100 people have been unaccounted for.
Halima Adamu, a witness to the raid, described that the village no longer had any boys or men left. While the men dressed in military uniforms were shouting “God is greatest” and shooting. Boko Haram is currently seen as one of the largest security threats in Africa, and has been responsible for a number of terror attacks in the region. Boko Haram is kidnapping men and boys to use as soldiers in clashes.
Clashes Erupt in Pakistan
On Friday, clashes erupted in Pakistan following an attack on a group of protesters. The group was headed to the capital city Islamabad, and was led by the opposition leader Imran Khan. As the convoy passed the city of Gujranwala, they were pelted with stones and were shot at. It is unclear if anyone was hurt. This protest is considered to be one of the strongest challenges to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was elected in June 2013.
The opposition party has alleged that the shots were fired at Imran Khan by the supporters of the current government, however government has denied all claims that it’s party has instigated the attack. Meanwhile, the protesters have made it clear that they intend to organize a sit-in protest until the Prime Minister resigns. Prime Minister Sharif released a statement denouncing the protests, claiming they were destabilizing democracy in the country.
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