Escape seemed hopeless. The militants' convoy of pickup trucks, buses and motorcycles penetrated deep into the northeastern Nigerian forest in the dead of night with its haul: several hundred schoolgirls.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for victory Thursday in parliamentary elections and President Jacob Zuma is likely to remain in office despite voter disenchantment over corruption and high unemployment.
South Africa's governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70% of votes in Wednesday's national election, but its major opponent made significant gains.
The mass abduction of several hundred schoolgirls sparked outrage. But it was the rambling, hourlong Hausa-language video by the terrorist group?s leader that triggered a global uproar.
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office. For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at the cinema was able to top $15 million. Two spots tied for No. 1: the Jake Gyllenhaal cop drama "End of Watch" and the Jennifer Lawrence horror vehicle "House at the End of the Street," which each raked in a decent $13 million a piece. Meanwhile, Clint Eastwood's new baseball drama, "Trouble With the Curve," didn't hit a home run with audiences, as the film collected a so-so $12.7...