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YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official says 275 girls and women are being registered, fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone. They are among nearly 700 women and children freed from captivity in the past week by the Nigerian military, and the first group to be transported to the safety of a refugee camp. Officials say many critically malnourished babies and children have been put on intravenous drips in the camp's clinic and 21 are being treated for gunshot wounds and fractured limbs.

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition have landed in Yemen's southern coastal city of Aden (AY'-duhn) on what Yemeni military officials call a "reconnaissance" mission. Their objective isn't clear but it comes amid a fierce Shiite rebel offensive there. Military and security officials repeatedly have said that a ground operation would follow a Saudi-led airstrike campaign once the military capabilities of the rebels and their allies had been sufficiently weakened.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. An official in Afghanistan's Refugee and Repatriation Ministry says around 2,000 families have been displaced since the Taliban launched a surprise attack near the city of Kunduz (KUHN'-dooz) nine days ago. The Afghan military has rushed reinforcements to Kunduz. NATO troops are present in an advisory and training capacity.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The governor of Maryland is calling for a statewide "Day of Prayer and Peace" today, after nearly two weeks of protests over the death of a Baltimore man who was injured in police custody. Gov. Larry Hogan plans to attend a service this morning with Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao (PAK'-ee-ow) says a shoulder injury he suffered in March kept him from fighting at his best in last night's loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, says they thought he would be allowed to have an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room, but Nevada officials denied the request. The chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission says Pacquiao should have mentioned the injury sooner.

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