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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
(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)
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.