The Paralympic gold medallist had hope to be freed but a parole review board says no.
Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as haze is on track to become the worst on record.
Waikato-made water pumps could soon save Kenyan women from back-breaking labour.
A radio station in Zimbabwe was forced off air when a group of baboons stormed the transmission tour and chewed through its cables.
An English man has told how his leg "burst open" after he was bitten by a deadly spider during a flight.
Interferring in independent nations' domestic affairs triggered refugee crisis, says Zimbabwe's president.
Prisoners flee main jail in Central African Republic's capital as violent clashes continue.
Zimbabwean hunter who helped a US tourist kill Cecil the lion has trial postponed a second time.
The presidential guard that staged a coup in Burkina Faso more than a week ago may be disbanded and disarmed.
The president of Burkina Faso president is back in charge after an attempted coup.
Oscar Pistorius' case will be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal in November 3, when prosecutors will ask to reject his trial verdict.
Burkina Faso soldiers marched into the capital Ouagadougou as army leaders began surrender talks.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it bears the hallmarks of the Islamist group Boko Haram.
A man's been arrested after 21 pieces of female genitals are found in his home freezer in South Africa.
Five people killed when a car bomb exploded close to presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
Yoweri Museveni, who has dominated the east-African nation for 30 years, is set to run again.
Six hostages, including two Americans and a Briton, have been released by rebel fighters.
Armed soldiers and pro-coup demonstrators storm hotel, attacking negotiators.
One woman is found dead as 4700 refugees are rescued from boats en route to Europe.
Demonstrators set tyres alight at roadblocks after army fires on protesters amid post-coup talks.
A second parole hearing for Oscar Pistorius is postponed.
It was a flashback to those old-fashioned African coups of decades ago, the ones that are not supposed to happen anymore.
Death rates from malaria have plunged by 60 per cent in the past 15 years, meaning more than 6 million lives have been saved.
Crashed oil truck explodes while crowd tries to siphon fuel.
The military in Burkina Faso has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country.
Fresh hopes for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by extremists.
Despite decades of rule, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe shows he's not above a mix-up - reading out an old speech.
The country seized huge plots of land from whites 15 years ago and gave them to supporters of the ruling party - even if they didn't know how to use them.
A would-be shoplifter was stopped in his tracks when a quick-thinking bystander ploughed into him with a rugby tackle.
An all-female caving team working under dangerous conditions unearthed proof of a new ancient human species.