Ebola infection numbers tipped to rise to 1.4 million by January if nothing is done to effectively control the outbreak in Africa.
A Kiwi woman and her British boyfriend who were shot dead on a beach in Libya were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A Royal New Zealand Air Force patrol plane has played a key role in the seizure of NZ$360 million worth of hashish off the coast of Somalia.
Mary Jorjor is no longer a mother - all seven of her children have died in fighting in South Sudan.
Four civilians were killed in the remote north of Cameroon in a cross-border attack by Boko Haram militants, according to state radio.
Sierra Leone ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus.
For Maurice Adembesa Ombisa the horror of Nairobi's mall massacre lasted just minutes. For his family it's still going.
A US medical missionary tells Congress how he came to understand Ebola's devastating toll after being diagnosed.
Gunmen have stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people.
By the end of the week, a US general will be in Liberia, commanding up to 3000 US troops and 17 treatment centres.
More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week.
Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That's his thing. He's used to dominating his prey but Ebola is different.
The small group of Liberian caregivers trying to cope with the worst outbreak of Ebola on record is falling and further behind.
With good looks, cheeky smile and extraordinary talents, Oscar Pistorius was one of South Africa's most popular young bachelors.
The athlete's culpable homicide conviction carries a possible sentence of 15 years, but some suspect he may avoid prison.
The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to more than 2,400.
Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues for a second day.
A judge's decision to clear Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has sent shockwaves around South Africa.
It was hot, airless and excruciatingly tense - and that was even before the judge entered the courtroom.
Oscar Pistorius might have escaped a life sentence, possibly even any jail time at all, but the controversy surrounding the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp is unlikely to end with a judge's formal verdict.
Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder but still faces conviction for culpable homicide.
It is the question on everyone's lips: will disabled Olympian Oscar Pistorius be found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp?
A guide to each side of the case
Timeline of the Oscar Pistorius case.
Death toll from worst Ebola outbreak in history rises to at least 2296 out of 4293 cases in five countries.
Somali Islamist militants threaten attacks in east Africa and the United States after leader killed.
Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia, where many thousands of new cases expected over the coming three weeks.
Oscar Pistorius has reportedly "exploded with anger" when asked how he was doing just days before a court is due to hand down its judgement in his murder trial.
Oscar Pistorius has reportedly "exploded with anger" when asked how he was doing just days before a South African court is due to hand down its judgement in his murder trial.