CANBERRA, Australia — An 88-year-old Australian doctor held captive by Islamic extremists in West Africa for more than seven years has been freed and has returned to Australia. Ken Elliott was safe and well and was reunited with his wife and their children on Thursday night, Foreign Minister Penny WongContinue Reading

ABUJA, Nigeria — The death toll from an attack by dozens of gunmen in north central Nigeria’s Plateau state has reached 80, local authorities said Thursday, with survivors still searching for bodies days after the incident. The gunmen targeted several villages in the remote Mangu district of Plateau during theContinue Reading