Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya's capital on his first trip to Africa.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said.
Deadly blast ripped through a bus carrying security officers guarding the country's president.
Militants attack hotel in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least three people, including a judge.
Zimbabwe pageant turns ugly in more ways than one, after winner is deemed to be not unattractive enough.
Authorities in Mali publish photographs of a man and a woman they said helped plan last week's Islamist militant assault on a luxury.
Video has emerged of the storming of a Mali hotel by the army, where 19 people were killed by terrorists.
The west African country has suffered the worst known Ebola outbreak in history and now more cases have been confirmed.
Two major bushfire warnings have been downgraded but other threats remain in Western Australia.
When gunmen stormed the Mali hotel, it appears France was the primary target of another terrorist attack.
At least 27 people are dead after a hostage taking of 170 people by Islamist gunmen ended in bloody gunfire.
Pope Francis is going ahead with plans to visit the conflict-wracked Central African Republic, but his top bodyguard is doing an unusual, last-minute on-site check.
The 1,111-carat diamond is said to be the world's second-largest gem quality diamond ever recovered.
Islamic State releases photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane.
Facebook activated its 'Safety Check' after blast which struck a market in the Nigerian city of Yola killing 32 people and wounding 80 others.
Two airport workers among 17 people in custody over suspected bombing.
At least 22 people were killed in a string of raids on villages in Central African Republic this week.
Two female suicide bombers kill three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees in a town in Cameroon's Far North region.
Two Serbians have been abducted after their diplomatic convoy came under fire.
Investigators increasingly certain a bomb was planted on crashed Russian passenger jet.
Tighter airport security is expected as evidence mounts that Russian passenger jet brought down by bomb.
More than 30 unauthorised passengers were aboard cargo plane that crashed, killing 37.
Epidemic declared over after no new cases of deadly disease in the past 42 days.
A cargo plane with passengers on board crashes after taking off in Juba, South Sudan's capital.
State will seek a murder conviction for Oscar Pistorius that could see him sent back to jail.
Russian airline's deputy director says passenger jet crash in Egypt wasn't caused by a fault or pilot error.
The first bodies of Russian victims in Egypt jet crash are being brought home.
Two bombs ripped into a hotel in the Somali capital, killing at least 11 people.
"A lot of phones" heard ringing from crashed Russian jet.
Both black boxes from a Russian jet which crashed in Egypt have been found.