The first schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than two years ago has been found, the military and activists said Wednesday, raising hopes for the release of 218 others still being held. Amina Ali was discovered on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state by civilian vigilantes assisting the military and brought back to her home town of Mbalala, near Chibok. "She met her parents, who recognised their daughter before she was taken to the military base in Damboa," Ayuba Alamson Chibok, a community leader in Chibok, told AFP.
By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Ecuador's coast early on Wednesday in the same zone where a 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month. There was no immediate report of damage from the latest quake, which cut electricity in some coastal areas and sent people running into the streets as far away as the highland capital Quito, witnesses said. There is no tsunami warning," President Rafael Correa tweeted.
By Steve Holland and Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Trump also said he disapproved of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in eastern Ukraine, called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, and said he would dismantle most of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations if he is elected president.
According to a search warrant, detectives interviewed Kirk A. Johnson — a former Prince drummer and current manager of the singer’s Paisley Park estate — following the performer’s unexpected death last month. The court document, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, discloses that police seized Prince Rogers Nelson’s medical records from a Minneapolis-area hospital in early May. Investigators were particularly interested in files involving a family-medicine doctor who had treated Prince in the weeks before the singer was found dead April 21 in a Paisley Park elevator.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee who long dismissed the usefulness of campaign pollsters, has hired pollster Tony Fabrizio. Fabrizio’s hiring is part of a broader Trump campaign effort to professionalize its operations in order to prepare for a general election campaign against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. During the Republican primary, the poll-obsessed Trump boasted that he doesn’t “want to waste money on pollsters” to determine his campaign message.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto. The Saudis, who deny responsibility for the 2001 attacks, strongly object to the bill and have threatened to sell up to $750 billion in U.S. securities and other American assets in retaliation if it becomes law. The "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," or JASTA, passed the Senate by unanimous voice vote.
By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineer involved in a deadly Amtrak passenger train crash in 2015 that killed eight passengers in Philadelphia was distracted by radio traffic, U.S. safety officials said on Tuesday. The engineer of Amtrak Train 188, Brandon Bostian, sped up into a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, which could have been prevented if the track had been fitted with positive train control, a safety system, the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said. NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart said that Bostian had lost track of where the train was before the crash that killed eight passengers and sent 186 to hospitals.