Three-year-old boy found in Australian woods 3 days after going missing

A 3-year-old boy wearing a sweatshirt and diapers was found sitting in a creek and cupping water in his hands to drink on Monday, three days after he was lost in a rugged Australian woodland. Hundreds of people had been searching for Anthony “AJ” Elfalak, who has autism and is non-verbal, since he went missing … Read more

Five girls rescued after Nigeria’s latest mass kidnapping, police say

Five girls who were among 73 children kidnapped from a school in northwestern Nigeria have been rescued, police in Zamfara State said on Thursday, although other sources gave different details in the aftermath of the mass abduction. Wednesday’s attack on a secondary school in the village of Kaya was the latest in a spree of … Read more

Flames consume high-rise in Milan; residents evacuated

Italian firefighters on Monday were tackling remaining hotspots and continuing to search a 20-story apartment building in Milan that was destroyed by fire, but said that there was no indication that anyone was missing inside. Some cases of smoke inhalation were reported from Sunday’s blaze, but no serious injuries or deaths. The blaze recalled the … Read more

A stranded interpreter, and the soldiers who would not let go

The Americans called him “Mikey,” and as an interpreter for the Special Forces he did not just bridge language gaps. He did everything from easing negotiations with local Afghans loyal to the Taliban to warning a convoy away from an ambush. “Mikey wasn’t just a regular interpreter,” recalls Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Torres, a Texan … Read more

Ship tied to Israel billionaire reportedly attacked off Oman

An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, as details about the incident remained few. The attack Thursday night targeted Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street just northeast of the Omani island of Masirah. The location is over 300 kilometres … Read more