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Exclusive: Nigeria's Chibok girls say kidnap by Boko Haram was accidental


ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok - the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's jihadist insurgency - was the accidental outcome of a botched robbery, say the girls who spent three years in their brutal captivity.

Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists Aug 16 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film Aug 16 2017

LOS ANGELES Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt on the set of the upcoming "Mission: Impossible 6," causing production on the film to go on hiatus while the actor recovers, Paramount Pictures said in a statement on Wednesday. | Video

New York Times editor testifies in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit Aug 16 2017

The editor of the New York Times editorial board on Wednesday took the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who claims that a June editorial in the paper defamed her by linking her to a 2011 mass shooting.

'Whose Streets?' spotlights diverging narratives of Ferguson Aug 16 2017

LOS ANGELES While America confronts the aftermath of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the story behind an incident that contributed to racial tensions in the United States is the subject of the newly released documentary "Whose Streets?" | Video

Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses Aug 16 2017

LOS ANGELES Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses. | Video

Kenyan opposition leader will go to Supreme Court over disputed election Aug 16 2017

NAIROBI Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday he would challenge last week's presidential election result in court, calming fears that further street protests by his supporters might lead to widespread violence. | Video

Kenyan government suspends action against rights groups Aug 16 2017

NAIROBI The Kenyan government ordered the suspension of moves to shut down two rights groups that have raised concerns over last week's election, hours after authorities raided one of the group's offices.

Four Boston Teamsters acquitted of 'Top Chef' extortion plot Aug 16 2017

(Corrects paragraph 12 of Aug. 15 story to say that Mark Harrington was sentenced to six months of home confinement, not prison. The error first appeared in Update 1)

New Nokia 8 phone targets surging demand for video-streaming Aug 16 2017

HELSINKI HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.