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Regional News • Africa
American hostage held in Nigeria rescued by US forces
American hostage held in Nigeria rescued by US forces
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An American abducted in Niger on Monday and taken to Nigeria has been rescued by the US Navy's elite SEAL Team 6.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman: "U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation."

Science • Physics & Engineering
US Navy shoots down drone with high-energy laser during military test
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The US Navy has announced that the test of a high-energy laser has been successful. The transport dock ship USS Portland manage to shoot down a drone from mid-air with a high-energy laser for the first time.

Regional News • Americas • United States
U.S. Navy dismisses Captain who sounded the alarm on Coronavirus

The U.S. Navy relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt of his command after he wrote a memo sounding the alarm on an exploding coronavirus infection on board the cramped quarters of the aircraft carrier.

Last week, the aircraft carrier was ordered to port in Guam after five sailors tested positive for Covid-19.