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8 killed, including 6 Americans, in helicopter crash involving peacekeeping force in Egypt

Eight military members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt, including six Americans, were killed when a helicopter crashed in the southern Sinai Peninsula, the coalition force announced Thursday.

Ethiopia’s Nobel laureate leader vows ‘military confrontation’ with restive region

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has declared a state of emergency in the restive Tigray region in response to an alleged attack by the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) on a federal military base.

In photos: Nigerians protest police brutality

Protesters have been rallying across Nigeria to demand police reform and bring the government's attention to recurring police brutality.

Nigeria dissolves controversial police unit accused of brutality

A controversial Nigerian police unit accused of brutality will be disbanded, following nationwide protests demanding an end to police violence in the country.

Kenyan court finds two men guilty over Westgate shopping mall attack

A court in Kenya convicted two men on Wednesday for their involvement in the deadly 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi that left dozens of people dead.

New Nollywood film shines a light on sex trafficking

Dressed in a transparent and colorful blouse, a sex worker in the commercial center of Lagos, Nigeria, jumps out the window of a room at a party to avoid having sex with a potential customer.

Nigerian scientists develop cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kits

Scientists in Nigeria have developed a cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kit that will enable testing to be ramped up in a place that has faced kit shortages and chronic under-testing of a massive population, according to the country's health authorities.

More than 200 prisoners break free from jail in Uganda, some with guns and ammunition

Prisoners in a Ugandan jail overpowered their guards and 219 of them escaped with at least 15 guns, but two were killed after security forces launched an operation to recapture them, a military spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Outrage as Nigeria sentences 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy

Child rights agency UNICEF has condemned the sentencing of a 13-year-old boy to 10 years in prison for blasphemy in northern Nigeria.

Amnesty calls for investigation into video of woman’s execution in Mozambique

Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the apparent extrajudicial killing of a woman in Mozambique that was shared widely in a horrifying video on social media earlier this week.

The outlook for top global economies is improving, OECD says

The huge shock to many of the world's biggest economies from the coronavirus pandemic may not be quite as bad as economists feared just a few months ago.

Median income hit record high in 2019 before the pandemic, Census says

Median US household income was $68,700 in 2019, the highest since 1967, the first year records were kept, according to inflation-adjusted data released by the Census Bureau Tuesday.

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Hong Kong police have raided the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper's office and arrested five directors on June 17 under the national security law, the newspaper said. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

The best true wireless earbuds of 2021

Apple may have ushered in the wire-free craze with its now-ubiquitous AirPods, but these days, there seems to be an endless influx of wireless earbuds looking to help you cut the cord. Amazon has Echo Buds; Samsung has Galaxy Buds; Google has Pixel Buds; Beat has Powerbeats Pro. The list goes on and on...

Sperm count not harmed by Covid-19 vaccine, study says

The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines do not appear to harm male sperm or fertility, a new study finds.

READ: Supreme Court opinion in same-sex couple foster care agency case

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it froze the contract of a Catholic Foster Care Agency that refused to work with same-sex couples as potential foster parents.