'Tears of joy' for pope in Kenya

Pope Francis smiles as he walks next to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) in Nairobi, Kenya

Pope Francis has arrived in Kenya's capital on his first trip to Africa.

IS claims Tunisia attack

Tunisian forensics police inspect a Tunisian presidential guard bus at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Tunis, Tunisia, killing 13 people.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said.

Tunisia in 'state of emergency'

Tunisian police officers on the scene of an attack on a military bus in Tunis, Tunisia

Deadly blast ripped through a bus carrying security officers guarding the country's president.

Militants attack hotel, kill three

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (second from right) chairs a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in Cairo last week.

Militants attack hotel in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least three people, including a judge.

'Ugliest man' causes riot

The crowd turned ugly at Zimbabwe's annual Mr Ugly pageant after an upset in crowning the victor.

Zimbabwe pageant turns ugly in more ways than one, after winner is deemed to be not unattractive enough.

Mali TV airs images of suspects

French soldiers leave the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, after the Islamic militant siege, which saw 20 hostages die.

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: Army storm Mali hotel video

A Malian intelligence agent said 13 foreigners were killed in the attack, including six Russians, three Chinese, two Belgians, an American and a Senegalese.

Video has emerged of the storming of a Mali hotel by the army, where 19 people were killed by terrorists.

Three new Ebola cases in Liberia

Despite best efforts and education, cases of Ebola have re-emerged in Liberia.

The west African country has suffered the worst known Ebola outbreak in history and now more cases have been confirmed.

Bushfires threaten Western Australia

The fires take hold after an emergency warning was issued.

Two major bushfire warnings have been downgraded but other threats remain in Western Australia.

Mali: France the target

French troops in the Radisson Blu hotel after the attack.

When gunmen stormed the Mali hotel, it appears France was the primary target of another terrorist attack.

Mali hostages freed video

A hostage is rushed out from the Radisson hotel in Bamako, Mali, after gunmen shouting Islamic slogans attacked a luxury hotel full of foreigners, killing at least 27.

At least 27 people are dead after a hostage taking of 170 people by Islamist gunmen ended in bloody gunfire.

Pope still heading to Africa

The pope wants to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to Central African Republic.

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.

Giant diamond found in Botswana

The Type IIa diamond measures 65mm by 56mm by 40mm.

The 1,111-carat diamond is said to be the world's second-largest gem quality diamond ever recovered.

Isis image claims plane bomb video

The device Islamic State claims brought down a Russian airliner.

Islamic State releases photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane.

Facebook check for Nigeria blast video

The explosion occurred at a fruit and vegetable market beside a main road

Facebook activated its 'Safety Check' after blast which struck a market in the Nigerian city of Yola killing 32 people and wounding 80 others.

Airport staff detained over Egypt crash

Two Egyptian airport staff are among 17 people detained over the crash.

Two airport workers among 17 people in custody over suspected bombing.

At least 22 dead in village attacks

Soldiers for European Union force patrol Bangui after the recent abductions.

At least 22 people were killed in a string of raids on villages in Central African Republic this week.

Boko Haram bombers kill three

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Two female suicide bombers kill three Nigerians in a truck full of refugees in a town in Cameroon's Far North region.

Embassy staff kidnapped in Libya

Libya is in turmoil, split between two rival governments and the armed factions who back them.

Two Serbians have been abducted after their diplomatic convoy came under fire.

'90 per cent sure it was a bomb' video

The plane crashed shortly after take off from Sharm al-Sheikh

Investigators increasingly certain a bomb was planted on crashed Russian passenger jet.

'Explosion' heard on flight recorder

Experts are increasingly convinced a bomb brought down the passenger plane, killing 224.

Tighter airport security is expected as evidence mounts that Russian passenger jet brought down by bomb.

Questions over South Sudan plane

Only two people - a man and a baby - survived the impact.

More than 30 unauthorised passengers were aboard cargo plane that crashed, killing 37.

Goodbye, Ebola! Sierra Leone celebrates

A woman suspected of being infected with Ebola is assisted by health workers to an ambulance for treatment in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Epidemic declared over after no new cases of deadly disease in the past 42 days.

Three survive plane crash

The scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba Airport in South Sudan.

A cargo plane with passengers on board crashes after taking off in Juba, South Sudan's capital.

Pistorius in bid to stay out of jail

Olympic and Paralympic running star Oscar Pistorius could still face murder charges.

State will seek a murder conviction for Oscar Pistorius that could see him sent back to jail.

Airline exec blames 'external impact'

Kogalymavia airline CEO Alexander Snagovsky says there was no technical fault with the plane.

Russian airline's deputy director says passenger jet crash in Egypt wasn't caused by a fault or pilot error.

Russia brings bodies home video

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail (right) with rescue workers at the crash site.

The first bodies of Russian victims in Egypt jet crash are being brought home.

Somali hotel attacked by militants

A general view shows smoke from the Jazeera hotel during a previous attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Two bombs ripped into a hotel in the Somali capital, killing at least 11 people.

Plane crash: Desperate callers video

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of the Russian plane which crashed on the Sinai peninsula.

"A lot of phones" heard ringing from crashed Russian jet.

Russian jet's black boxes found video

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of the Russian plane which crashed on the Sinai peninsula.

Both black boxes from a Russian jet which crashed in Egypt have been found.

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