Africa

'Cecil's killing was deliberate' video

Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many animal trophies.

Zimbabwe wants Walter Palmer forced back to Africa to face justice for lion killing.

Cecil's the lion's US killer should be extradited

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park.

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited to Zimbabwe, environment minister says.

UN tackles illicit wildlife poaching

More than 100 elephants are killed by poachers each day in Africa. Now the UN has passed a resolution to try and crack down on the practice.

UN calls on all countries to step up their efforts to protect wildlife amid uproar over killing of "Cecil".

MH370 authors: Find backs theory

Geoff Taylor, left, and Ewan Wilson, with their book on the loss of Malaysia Airways MH370.

The Waikato authors of a book theorising MH370's pilot crashed the plane say wreckage proves they may be right.

Johnny makes the find of his life

The suitcase reportedly found at Saint-André, Reunion Island.

He was looking for a stone to crush chillies with. Instead he found a piece of a plane, and world fame.

Lion hunt 'went wrong from the start'

American dentist Walter Palmer, accused of killing Cecil the Lion

Guide who let dentist shoot famous lion Cecil talks about the hunt, and reveals Walter Palmer wanted a bigger prize.

Hunting can save African wildlife

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park.

OPINION: The death of Cecil caused outrage, but big game hunting offers a key to conservation.

As world mourned Cecil, a worse outrage occurred

Five elephants have been killed in Kenya, at the same time as the world heaps scorn on the dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.

As the world lashed out at the dentist who killed a lion, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya.

Cecil the lion's killer on the run

Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many animal trophies.

US dentist Walter Palmer goes to ground after causing storm by killing famous lion in Zimbabwe.

Greste waits as trial verdict delayed

Australian broadcast journalist Peter Greste.

Australian journalist Peter Greste must wait to learn if he will be convicted by an Egyptian court after a retrial on terrorism-related charges was delayed.

Suitcase found near plane debris

The aircraft debris that washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Remnants of a badly damaged suitcase have reportedly been found close to plane debris on Reunion Island.

'So many red herrings'

Danica Weeks, whose husband was aboard the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, in Sydney. 6th March 2015 Photo: Janie Barrett

After a 510-day wait, Danica Weeks faces another 24 hours before she can be sure if this is the MH370 breakthrough.

Why finding MH370 has been so hard

South African Airways Flight 295 crashed into the Indian Ocian in 1987, killing all 159 people on board.

In 1989 a plane with 159 people on board plunged into the Indian Ocean. The struggles to find it would be similar to those in the hunt for MH370.

Lion killer apologises to patients

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park.

US dentist who killed Cecil the lion writes a letter of apology to his patients over the furore.

MH370: What we know so far

Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.  The two-metre-long piece of wing is speculated to be debris from MH370.

Wreckage found on Reunion island is possibly from doomed flight MH370. Here's what we know so far.

Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion

Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many animal trophies.

Professional Zimbabwean hunter charged with failing to prevent an American from unlawfully killing 'Cecil'.

'What a monster!' video

Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many animal trophies.

NZ's Rachel Hunter joins chorus of outrage over slaying of Africa's most famous lion, Cecil.

Fire rips through Egypt furniture factory, 25 dead

A fire at a Cairo furniture factory saw 25 people die.

A fire at a furniture factory outside Cairo killed 25 people, the spokesman for Egypt's health ministry said.

Gaddafi's son Saif sentenced to death in Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libya's dictator, after his capture in November 2011. He predicted civil war if his father's regime was removed.

A Libyan court passed a death sentence in absentia on Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam.

Yemen truce stumbles

A man stands in front of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Mokha.

Yemen's Houthi militia has reportedly continued fighting across Yemen despite a ceasefire.

Thirteen dead in hotel attack

Smoke rises from the Jazeera hotel after an attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

Car filled with explosives driven through Mogadashu hotel's gates in Somalia.

Obama busts a move video

US President Barack Obama - he loves to boogie

US President Obama shows off his dancing skills during a dinner in Nairobi, Kenya.

Obama calls for reform in Kenya

US President Barack Obama told Kenyans on Sunday on his first presidential trip to his father's homeland that there was "no limit to what you can achieve" but said they had to deepen democracy, tackle corruption and end exclusion based on gender or ethnicity

Obama reached deep into his personal history to urge Kenya to reject the "dark corners" of its past and chart a "path to progress" befitting the 21st century.

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Nigeria Market

A policeman stands near damaged vehicles.

A suspected suicide bomber, believed to be a young girl, killed at least 15 people in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, an official said.

Obama raises gay rights in Kenya

US President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Barack Obama has directly challenged his host Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, over the treatment of gay people.

Kenya welcomes Obama home video

US President Barack Obama poses for a photo with 8-year-old Joan Wamaitha after receiving flowers from her.

US President Barack Obama gets a rapturous welcome to his ancestral homeland.

World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead

Malaria infects around 200 million people a year and killed an estimated 584,000 in 2013, the vast majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

The world's first malaria vaccine gets a green light from European drugs regulator.

Hold up as camera car passes

The hold up continues as the Google car drives away.

Street View has many uses, but helping police find crime is a new one.

Dozens killed in bomb blasts in Gombe, Nigeria

Journalists and other goverment officials gather at the scene of a bomb blast, at Sabon-Gari Local Government Secretariat on the outskirts of the city of Zaria, Nigeria, earlier this month.

Multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe killed at least 37 people.

Bomb blasts hit Nigerian city for second time

Journalists and other goverment officials gather at the scene of a bomb blast, at Sabon-Gari Local Government Secretariat on the outskirts of the city of Zaria, in Kaduna, Nigeria July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Multiple bomb blasts have killed at least 30 in the Nigerian city of Gombe, a week after twin blasts in the same city left dozens dead.

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