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An Ilyushin Il-76 flies over the village of Aburoc during a food drop as part of a joint WFP-Unicef Rapid Response ...

OPINION: The good news: the devastating food crisis in South Sudan has finally improved. The bad news? It has also gotten worse.

Giant squid brings giant danger video

Taylor came across the dying squid off the coast of South Africa.

South African paddle boarder thought he was doing the right thing. Then the tentacles appeared.

Man jailed for baby dangle

"1000 likes or I will drop him", a man pictured holding a baby out of a 15th-floor window in Algeria proclaimed.

"1000 likes or I will drop him", man holding baby out of 15th-floor Algerian window proclaims.

'Harrowing' reports of conflict

Burned vehicles seen at the front gate of the Makala prison after it was attacked by supporters of jailed Christian sect ...

Babies given machete wounds and pregnant women sliced open in Congo violence, which has killed 3300.

Don't build wildebeests a bridge

What are you thinking? There's a croc right behind you!

Thousands mauled to death every year in a slow-motion river horror is a good thing, scientists say.

Killer heat waves on rise video

Holidaymakers enjoy the high temperatures on Blackpool beach as the UK has been officially put on heat wave alert.

"The United States is going to be an oven," new study on deadly heat waves shows.

Four dead in Mali resort attack

The resort near the capital of Bamako is popular with westerners.

Three or four suspected jihadist gunmen took hostages at resort popular with westerners.

Somali pizza siege kills 17

People outside the scene of an attack on a hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Patrons of a popular pizza restaurant in Somalia hid as attackers hunted them down.

Gunmen hold 20 hostage in restaurant

Armed security forces and rescue personnel are seen at the scene of an attack outside an hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia.

A suicide bomber rammed a car in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and militants stormed in, killing nine.

The catastrophe we know nothing about video

Abdullahi Mohamud, 5, cries next to his mother Sahro Mohamed Mumin, 30, and brother, Abdulrahman Mahamud, 2, as a nurse ...

 Where are the Bob Geldofs and the Bonos as up to 23 million people face the risk of starvation in Africa?

10,000 flee South Africa fires video

A fire rages on a hill near Kynsna, South Africa. About 10,000 people have been evacuated as widespread fires engulf the ...

About 10,000 people have been evacuated from a South African town that has been devastated by large fires.

Eight killed South Africa storm

The Western Cape storm is expected to dump more than 50mm of rain in some areas and trigger waves of up to 12 metres.

Eight people dead as South Africa's tourist base Cape Town hit by worst winter storm in 30 years.

Cautious Comey in Congress? video

Donald Trump fired James Comey on May 9, a step that stunned Washington and intensified scrutiny of the matter.

Ex-FBI chief prepares for highly anticipated testimony, but does he believe Trump obstructed justice?

Deadly blasts hit Aghan mourners video

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of the blasts in Kabul.

They were at a funeral for a man killed in clashes with police when blasts hit.

Kids die in botched vaccine campaign

A United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeeping soldier stands guard as children walk by. [FILE PHOTO]

Children as young as 12 administered vaccines in South Sudan, using a single syringe. 15 of them died.

44 migrants die of thirst

At least 44 migrants died after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert in Niger while attempting to reach Libya.

At least 44 migrants, including babies, die after their vehicle broke down in the Sahara Desert.

Bus attack survivors' horror video

The mother of one of the victims of an attack on a group of Coptic Christians that took place on Friday attends a ...

Attackers told Christians they would be spared if they converted to Islam. They chose death.

Police pelt 'thieves' with apples video

A South African police officer lines up the alleged thieves and throws an apple at them.

They caught a group who'd allegedly stolen some fruit, so they lined them up and threw it at them.

IS 'will not go unpunished' video

Relatives of the victims of an attack that killed Coptic Christians on Friday react at the funeral in Minya, Egypt.

As terror group claims responsibility for killing 29 in Egypt attack, president warns he'll keep striking back.

Egypt retaliates with strikes in Libya video

"Egypt will never hesitate to hit terror camps anywhere."

Egypt has carried out air strikes against militants in Libya, saying they targeted the group responsible for the Coptic Christians attack.

Dozens killed in attack on Christians video

At least 28 people have been killed.

Attackers dressed in military uniforms opened fire on a bus, killing at least 28, including children.

Felled elephant squashes hunter

Theunis Botha was squashed by an elephant felled by gun fire while on a big game hunt in Zimbabwe.

A famed big game hunter who used hounds to hunt leopards and lions met his end under an elephant.

Freed schoolgirls reunite with families

One of the newly released 82 Chibok school girls reunites with her family in Abuja, Nigeria.

Families rushed through the crowd and embraced the girls, who they hadn't seen for three years.

Christian sect attacks Congo prison

Congo's Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said the prison's most prominent prisoners had not managed to escape.

Supporters of a jailed Christian sect leader attack the prison holding him, freeing him and 50 other inmates.

Army moves in on mutinous soldiers video

A mutinous soldier is seen in Bouake, Ivory Coast.

Heavy gunfire erupts in Ivory Coast's two largest cities as the military try to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny.

Second Ebola case confirmed

The latest Ebola outbreak is the Democratic Republic of Congo's eighth, the most of any country.

Health officials were trying to trace 125 people thought to be linked to the cases in Congo.

New Ebola outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak is the Democratic Republic of Congo's eighth, the most of any country.

Person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of haemorrhagic fever tests positive for Ebola.

One lion remains on loose

Authorities were searching for five lions that escaped from Kruger Park in South Africa (file photo).

South African wildlife rangers recapture four of five lions that broke out of Kruger Park.

War displaces children

A child displaced due to fighting in South Sudan arrives in Lamwo after fleeing fighting in Pajok town across the border ...

War and famine have forced more than two million children in South Sudan to flee their homes.

Migrants feared dead

A child migrant is brought onto the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship Phoenix during a rescue ...

Bodies wash up on Libyan beach, including an infant, as more than 200 migrants feared dead.

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