Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has slammed the three-year prison sentences handed to three Al Jazeera journalists.
Egypt hands down harsh sentenced on Al-Jazeera trio, including Australian.
Libya has recovered 82 bodies, with over 100 more missing and feared dead.
Oscar Pistorius will spend at least three more weeks in jail with his parole board review set for September 18.
President Salva Kiir signed the deal to end a 20-month conflict, but had "serious reservations".
Zimbabwean tourist guide killed by a lion in a pride in Hwange National Park, the home of the country's most prized lion Cecil.
The survivors of Ebola continue to suffer unexplained ailments.
Amid the hazards of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sister Angelique Namaika is helping transform the lives of abused young women.
One of the largest ever single-day rescue missions for Italian Navy after receiving distress calls from 18 boats carrying up to 3000 migrants.
Oscar Pistorius will not be released on parole this week because the decision to release him was made prematurely.
Residents erupted into song and dance when a barricade came down, marking the formal end of Sierra Leone's largest remaining quarantine.
The death toll from a heat wave in Egypt has risen to 106 people.
Oscar Pistorius will be confined to the home of his uncle after serving 10 months in prison for killing his girlfriend.
A rhino injured after poachers mutilated her face to pull out her horns is being treated with a bandage made from elephant skin.
Bic apologises after it tells women to 'look like a girl and think like a man', causing outrage.
A bomb attack on a packed market in northeastern Nigeria killed around 50 people.
Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on big game hunting outside a national park 10 days after imposing the moratorium.
Four people, at least three of whom were policemen, were wounded when a bomb explode near a Cairo court.
Twenty-one people are dead and 66 others in hospital as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt.
Hearts broke when this orphan imprinted on a car. Then came a heart-stopping moment.
It is not just wealthy Americans who are big game hunting, New Zealanders are also getting in on the act.
Special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in Mali.
A French plane took to the air, searching for more potential debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Suspected Islamist gunmen holding as many as 10 hostages after carrying out a deadly attack on a hotel in central Mali.
Photos show cubs have been adopted by their new cub leader and three lionesses.
Investigators probing MH370 debris have homed in on a crucial clue: Evidence the piece of wing had once been repaired.
For 17 months, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was, in a sense, nowhere. On Thursday, that changed.
Hopes faded of finding survivors from the sinking of a boat in which an estimated 200 migrants were feared drowned.
A plane window is found on Reunion Island, but officials cannot confirm it is from missing MH370 flight.
Confirmation that a wing flap found on Reunion Island is from MH370 is unlikely to put an end to the wildly diverse theories.