Africa

Peacekeeper killings arrest

Arrest, arrested, handcuffs

A suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago has been arrested.

Gunmen kill 21 in Egypt

Egypt

Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya.

Critical injuries in turbulence

Plane

South African Airways says 20 people on a Hong Kong-bound flight were injured when the plane ran into severe turbulence.

Pistorius in night club altercation

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius involved in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family says.

Tripoli airport shelled

tripoli

Libyan government spokesman says 90 per cent of planes destroyed as UN pulls staff out of country.

Over 500 dead

sierra leone

West Africa's Ebola crisis deepens as infection of one of the world's deadliest diseases spreads.

Daddy's quest for his little girl

Jeremiah Heaton

An American father has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

Two different attacks on Benghazi

Ahmed Abu Khatallah

Military suggests those behind attack on CIA complex different from those who penetrated US diplomatic mission.

Troops retake Somali palace

Gun

After more than two hours of fighting, army foils Islamic extremists' attack on presidential palace.

Pistorius' defence rests

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius murder trial moves closer to a verdict as the defence team ends its case.

Girls escape from militants

boko haram

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape.

Leaked Pistorius video slammed

Oscar Pistorius

Footage of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the night he killed his girlfriendwas "obtained illegally", his lawyers say.

Gunmen kill 29 in Kenya

Kenyan flag

Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said.

Egypt fuel prices to jump 78pc

Petrol in car.

Egypt will raise fuel prices in ranges that reach up to a 78 per cent hike today.

Oscar Pistorius 'a suicide risk'

Oscar Pistorius

Murder accused Olympian Oscar Pistorius suffers depression and post-traumatic stress.

Pistorius 'not a narcissist'

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius does not display the narcissism associated with men in abusive relationships and linked to "rage-type" murders.

Carnage under Boko Haram

DEFIANT: Boko Haram emir Abubakar Shekau.

Nigeria is suffering greater carnage at the hands of Boko Haram than it did during a civil war.

Pistorius severely traumatised

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing his girlfriend and will be a suicide risk unless he continues to get mental health care, his trial hears.

Cargo plane crashes

Kenyan flag

Four people were killed when their cargo plane crashed shortly after take off in Nairobi.

Ebola outbreak worst on record

Ebola

The number of deaths attributed to an epidemic of Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone stands at 467.

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