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  • rhino Jan 15

    ‘Amazing’: New Embryo Made of Nearly Extinct Rhino Species

    Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the species alive. Just two animals remain, and both are female.

  • Henry Mayfield Jr. Jan 6

    Ill. Army Specialist Killed in Kenya Airfield Attack, Family Says

    The family of a 23-year-old United States Army Specialist from Hazel Crest, who was one of three people killed when militants attacked a military base in Kenya early Sunday, spoke publicly for the first time since his death, thanking the public for their support and remembering their son as “a great man.”

  • Henry Mayfield Jr. Jan 6

    Ill. Army Specialist Killed in Kenya Airfield Attack, Family Says

    A 23-year-old United States Army Specialist from Chicago suburb Hazel Crest was one of three people killed when militants attacked a military base in Kenya early Sunday, his family said. Henry Mayfield Jr. was killed in an attack launched by al-Shabab forces before dawn at Manda Bay Airfield, his family said. Two Defense Department contractors were also killed in the…

  • Kenya Jan 5

    3 Americans Killed in Kenyan Military Base Attack

    Somalia’s al-Shabab extremist group attacked a military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya early Sunday, destroying U.S. aircraft and vehicles, Kenyan authorities said. Kenya’s military said the pre-dawn assault was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed....

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    It was the first known al-Shabab attack against U.S. forces inside Kenya, a key base for fighting one of...

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

    An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against TB. The lung disease kills more than a million people a year,...

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Nyong’o Honors Mother in NYC for Fueling Her Passion for Art

    As Lupita Nyong’o accepted an award from the Harlem School of Arts — and entered the stage to Beyoncé’s anthemic hit “Brown Skin Girl” — the actress mainly had two people to thank for fueling her passion for the arts as a child: her parents.

  • Oct 12, 2019

    Kenya’s Kipchoge First Under 2 Hours for Marathon But No Record

    Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books. The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195...

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Honored at State Funeral, Burial Delayed

    African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and several former presidents attended the service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who...

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Scientists Succeed in Creating Embryos of Near-Extinct Northern White Rhinos

    Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs taken from the females and frozen sperm from dead males, are now stored in...

  • Aug 15, 2019

    More Than 12K People Run 47th Annual Falmouth Road Race on Hut, Humid Day

    It’s the race synonymous with New England. The New Balance Falmouth Road Race hit the Cape Cod streets for its 47th running Sunday. The 7-mile race starts in Woods Hole and ends in the seaside town of Falmouth. It’s considered one of the premier foot races in the country, drawing 12,800 participants and 100,000 spectators.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Olympic Champion Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,’ IAAF Claims

    The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Olympic Champion Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,’ IAAF Claims

    The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by...

  • Jun 6, 2019

    Photographer’s Emotional Journey to Document Last 2 Surviving Northern White Rhinos and Their Carers

    Renowned photographer Justin Mott exhibits his photo series “No Man’s Land” on the last two remaining northern white rhinos.

  • Jun 6, 2019

    Photographer’s Emotional Journey to Document Last 2 Surviving Northern White Rhinos and Their Carers

    Renowned photographer Justin Mott exhibits his photo series “No Man’s Land” on the last two remaining northern white rhinos.

  • May 16, 2019

    Mass. Jury Convicts Former Teacher of $2.5M in Medicaid Fraud

    A former Massachusetts teacher has been convicted of stealing $2.5 million from the state’s Medicaid program. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that Hellen Kiago, of Sturbridge, fraudulently billed MassHealth through a home health agency she owned, Lifestream Healthcare Alliance. Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Kiago billed Medicaid for unauthorized services and had employees assist patients for longer than necessary and...

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Halima Aden Is First Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model to Wear Hijab, Burkini

    This model is making history in a beautiful way! Halima Aden, 21, just became the first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model to wear a hijab and a burkini in the magazine. She posed in a series of gorgeous custom-made hijabs and burkinis, a kind of wetsuit that some Muslim women wear to stay covered at the beach. The Somali-American model was...

  • Apr 29, 2019

    Kipchoge Wins London Marathon for Record 4th Time

    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women’s race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun in the final 10 minutes to complete the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in...

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Malawi Becomes 1st Nation to Immunize Kids Against Malaria

    The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe cases of malaria. The parasitic disease kills about 435,000...

  • Apr 6, 2019

    Asylum for Sale: Refugees Say Some U.N. Workers Demand Bribes for Resettlement

    A seven-month investigation across five countries with significant refugee populations has found widespread reports of the U.N.’s refugee agency UNHCR’s staff members exploiting refugees, while victims and staff members who report wrongdoing say the agency fails to act against corruption, NBC News reports. In interviews, more than 50 refugees registered with the UNHCR in Kenya, Uganda, Yemen, Ethiopia and Libya...

  • Mar 29, 2019

    Good Samaritan Who Watched Over Abandoned Baby Recounts Experience

    Hartford police say a 6-week-old baby was left on a sidewalk, but a Good Samaritan acted to keep that child safe.

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