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Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in Sinai

May. 31, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Egyptian military said it has killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, in clashes that also left at least five casualties among its troops. Col. Tamer el-Rifai said in his statement late...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Navy wide receiver Malcolm Perry runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Perry, drafted by the Miami Dolphins, will be able to turn pro in 2020 thanks to a policy change initiated by President Donald Trump. New guidelines issued in November 2019 allow service academy graduates to seek delaying their military commitment in order to play pro sports, and Perry's request for a waiver is expected to be granted. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Record-setting Navy QB Perry will get NFL shot with Dolphins

Apr. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As Malcolm Perry started his senior year last fall, he knew the Marine Corps was in his future. Pro football? Not likely — not for a 5-foot-9 quarterback at the Naval Academy. Then the Midshipmen started 7-1, with Perry rushing for 16 touchdowns, and he became less sure about what...

Ethiopia's new stance on Eritrean asylum-seekers criticized

Apr. 21, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A change in asylum procedure by Ethiopia's government is undermining neighboring Eritreans' access to asylum and denying unaccompanied children the necessary protection, Human Rights Watch asserted Tuesday. The rights group said Ethiopia in January changed its refugee policy...