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Boko Haram gunmen kill 'many' in Nigeria attack

FILE -This Monday, May 12, 2014, file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. Shekau has allegedly made a formal allegiance to the Islamic State on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in an Arabic audio message with English subtitles and was posted on Twitter, according to the SITE Intelligence monitoring service. (AP Photo, File)

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents shot dead possibly as many as 97 in a town in northeast Nigeria.

Egyptian air strikes kill 23 militants

Smoke rises in Egypt's North Sinai as seen from the border of southern Gaza Strip with Egypt.

Egypt launched air strikes on Islamist militant targets in the Sinai peninsula, killing 23 fighters.

Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills 70

Smoke rises in Egypt's North Sinai along the border with southern Israel where Islamic State militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints.

Islamic State insurgents attack military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 were killed.

Bleak outlook for Tunisia's tourism

Tunisian shopkeeper Aghmi Bubaker knows he is experiencing the worst threat yet to his fourty-year career in tourism after last week's beachside shooting massacre in Sousse.

Bullet holes and empty beaches signal that Tunisian's tourist industry is in tatters.

Tunisian tennis star condemns terror attack

Malek Jaziri plays a backhand during his five-set defeat to Australia's James Duckworth at Wimbledon.

Malek Jaziri says he hopes the "unmanly" attack in Sousse doesn't ruin the country's tourism industry.

South Sudan forces burnt women alive - UN

The UN has accused South Sudan forces of sexually abusing girls and even burning some alive.

US says South Sudanese forces and its allies sexually abused women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes.

IS beheads women civilians for sorcery

A jihadist holds the IS flag aloft in their de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria.

The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians.

Seven arrested over Tunisia massacre video

Flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort in Sousse, Tunisia, after the 38 deaths.

Tunisian authorities arrest seven alleged accomplices of gunman who killed 38 people at beach resort.

Relief for girl gaining 1kg a week

Hana's mum said she needed to take her abroad to get the help she needed to save her life.

Parents of a 7-year-old Sydney girl were forced to take their daughter abroad for surgery after she put on 30 kg in one year.

'I wish I was gone too'

A man prays after laying flowers on Marhaba beach where 38 people were killed on Friday in a terrorist attack in Souuse, Tunisia.

Shot twice, she lay in the sand playing dead as the Tunisia beach resort gunman killed her husband beside her.

Tunisia gunman's father speaks out

Flowers are laid at the beachside of the Imperial Marhaba resort, which was attacked by a gunman in Sousse, Tunisia, June 28, 2015.

The father of Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui says he's in shock, and that Islamist extremists "ruined my son's brain".

Resort gunman caught on video video

The terrifying moment the Tunisian gunman was filmed making his escape moments after slaughtering 38 people

Chilling video captures the moment the assailant made his escape after slaughtering 39 people.

15 Brits killed in Tunisia video

Police officers surround a man they suspect to be involved in opening fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia.

Britain confirms at least 15 citizens have been killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort.

Islamist gunmen attack Mali town, 11 dead

Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA drive in the desert near Tabankort in Mali.

Gunmen have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn.

'Laughing as he picked victims' video

Wounded lie among the deckchairs as paramedics treat the injured.

A day at the beach turned to horror as a man opened fire on a Tunisian hotel.

Islamic State kills at least 145 civilians in Kobani

Syrian Kurds from Kobani wait behind the border fences to cross into Turkey.

Islamic State has committed a massacre in Syria with an attack on the town of Kobani and a nearby village, killing at least 146 civilians

Unprecedented threat to journalists

Journalists and members of the April 6 movement protest against the restriction of press freedom and demand the release of detained journalists in Cairo.

Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began.

Car bomb aimed at UAE officials kills three

Somali government forces assess the scene of a car bomb attack in Hodan district in the capital Mogadishu, which killed three soldiers.

A car bomb targeting a convoy of UAE military instructors exploded in Mogadishu, killing at least three Somalis.

Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Nigeria

Screengrab from an video released by Boko Haram shows the leader Abubakar Shekau.

A young female suicide bomber killed at least 10 people and injured more than 20 in an attack in a market in northeast Nigeria.

Rwanda queries spy chief arrest

An advertisement poster promoting Heathrow airport is seen on the boundary of the airport, west London, March 5, 2015. Business leaders have urged Britain's political leaders to commit in their election manifestos to make a swift decision on the controversial issue of London airport expansion. A government-commissioned taskforce is due to make a recommendation this summer. Plans for expanding London's airports have been on and off the table since the 1970s. But with demand for air travel growing fast, and the largest airport Heathrow operating close to full capacity, the issue has come to a head. The current Commission is considering two options to build at Heathrow and one to add a runway to Gatwick, south of the capital. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT POLITICS)

Rwanda is seeking an explanation from Britain about the arrest of its intelligence chief Karenzi Karake at the request of Spain.

Nigeria suicide blasts blamed on girls

Nigerian soldiers.

Two girls blew themselves up outside a mosque in Nigeria, killing at least 20, witnesses say.

Rwandan spy chief arrested

Headquarters: New Scotland Yard, London, the base of the Metropolitan Police.

Rwandan spy chief has been arrested in London on behalf of Spanish authorities.

Trying to save an 'evil' bird

Juvenile owls neck cuddle in Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa.

Many South Africans revile owls as harbingers of death - but activists are willing to erase old superstitions.

Obama's ancestral home expected more

US President Barack Obama.

Given the president's familial connection to East Africa, many expected Obama to transform America's relationship with the region, but that hasn't happened.

Egypt arrests another al Jazeera journalist

Ahmed Mansour is a prominent journalist with the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster's Arabic service.

A high-profile journalist who has been arrested in Berlin is the latest al Jazeera journalist to be pursued by the Egyptian Authorities.

Tusk DNA reveals poaching hotspots

A pair of elephant ivory tusks expected to fetch up to $70,000 at an auction on Friday

Researchers are using seized tusks to identify Africa's poaching hotspots to help law enforcement.

Boko Haram raid leaves 38 civilians dead

Boko Haram killed at least 30 people in attacks on two villages on the Nigeria-Niger border.

Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger's Diffa region, killing at least 38 civilians.

Egypt court sentences Mohamed Morsi to death video

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Mursi to death on charges of killing, kidnapping and other offences during a 2011 mass jail break.

Explosions in Chad: at least 15 dead video

Chadian troops participate in the closing ceremony of operation Flintlock in an army base in N'djamena, Chad, Monday March 9, 2015. The U.S. military and its Western partners conduct this training annually and set up plans long before Boko Haram began attacking its neighbors Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Chadian Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue said Monday that his soldiers alongside troops from Niger had entered Nigeria but he declined to give further details about the ongoing operation. Ngobongue described Boko Haram fighters as ?bandits and criminals who have nothing to do with religion.? (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

At least 15 people have died in suicide bombings targeting police facilities in Chad's capital N'Djamena.

Sudanese President Leaves South Africa video

APPEALS FOR AID: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir has left South Africa despite a court order calling on authorities not to let him leave.

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