Kidnapped girls back with parents

Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign group rejoice at the news of the release of 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Jubilation and dancing as parents reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago.

Pyramid's hidden secrets video

The Pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

One of the ancient pyramids has two previously unknown "cavities". Could they be undiscovered rooms?

'She belongs in the kitchen'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Berlin, Germany.

Nigerian President dismisses criticism from his wife, saying her place is in the kitchen.

Joy as families wait for reunions video

Some of the released girls pictured at Nigeria State House on Thursday.

Relatives of one of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram say they could not wait to be reunited.

21 Chibok girls freed

Footage of the kidnapped schoolgirls from May 2014.

Boko Haram frees 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by the jihadist group in 2014 in northern Nigeria.

Raped for being 'too beautiful' video

Aminata Conteh-Biger (centre) in the play, which focuses on the lives of a group of African refugees and their struggles ...

The first time she was raped by her kidnappers, she was told that it was her fault - because of her looks.

Seychelles pair's family wants answers

Annie and Robin Korkki.

Annie and Robin Korkki were experienced travellers. So how did they end up dead in their luxury holiday villa?

Seychelles death shock

Annie and Robin Korkki, in a photo posted on September 20.

Another tourist has died suddenly on the African island, after two American sisters were found dead in their holiday villa.

Sisters' mystery death

US sisters Annie Korkki (left) and Robin Korkki were found dead in their villa at a resort in the Seychelles.

They returned to their Seychelles hotel room after drinking. Then their lifeless bodies were found in their beds.

Drones target elephant poachers

Some poachers in Hwange have used cyanide to poison elephants.

Africa has welcomed the Google and WWF initiative which aims to protect wild animals.

Capsizing kills 43 migrants

After 650 migrants from Eritrea were rescued last week, this is the latest example of people risking everything to make ...

At least 43 are dead after a boat carrying 600 migrants bound for Europe capsized off the coast of Egypt.

DR Congo death toll hits 44 video

The death has risen to 44 following violent anti-government clashes in the DR Congo.

Opposition HQ burned down following deadly protests against president Joseph Kabila.

Congo clashes leave 17 dead video

A Congolese opposition protester takes a kick at a camera.

​Government buildings torched and police officers killed, as fears grow violence could mushroom.

Warden of the dance video

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

A South African traffic officer brightened up commuters' journeys by busting out some moves in a Pretoria intersection.

Elephant kills tourist taking photo

An elephant walks in the open field within the Amboseli National Park, southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi.

The animal killed an Italian tourist in Kenya's coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

Tanzania debris from MH370

Malaysian and Australian investigators examine the piece of aircraft debris found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania.

Piece of aircraft debris discovered off the coast of Tanzania part of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.

Corpses found on migrant boats

Migrants from Eritrea are seen on an overcrowded wooden vessel during a rescue operation by the Spanish NGO Proactiva, ...

Rescuers pull 650 migrants to safety and recover five bodies from boats off the coast of Libya.

Kenya attackers pledge to IS

Armed policemen speak to a motorist near the central police station after an attack, in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya.

Letter reportedly from Mombasa attack suspects pledges allegiance to Islamic State.

'Ghost snake' discovered

Madagascarophis lolo or 'ghost snake'.

There it lay, among limestone rocks, deep in the Madagascar jungle.

Lion Man: I'm not a 'monster' video

Lion Man Craig Busch says he does not abuse animals, 'they will get you when you're not looking'.

Lion Man Craig Busch fights claims, saying an abused animal "will get you when you're not looking".

Nigeria gripped with 'catastrophic' famine

Girls walk on a street in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde       SEARCH "BAMA" FOR ...

About 250,000 children are suffering from extreme starvation, and some are left in the bush to die amid widespread famine.

Five killed as Egypt train derails

Train derailment in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt.

Train goes off the tracks south of Egypt's capital, Cairo, killing five people.

First face transplant patient dies video

Isabelle Dinoire received the world's first partial face transplant in  2006.

Isabelle Dinoire's surgery 11 years ago set the stage for dozens of other transplants worldwide.

School hair rules deemed 'racist' video

Student at Pretoria High School for Girls protest the rules around the hair styles they're allowed to wear.

Teachers at high school allegedly forced black girls to arrange their hair in certain styles. 

7.4 quake in Atlantic Ocean

The strong quake was 10km deep, but the United States Geological Survey said there was no tsunami warning.

A magnitude 7.4 quake has struck in the Atlantic Ocean, though there is no tsunami threat.

A very teenage telling-off

The teenager was terrfied by the approaching lion.

"You guys are the stupidest people in the history of stupidest people," teen declares, after safari scare.

Nigeria launches militant offensive

A special forces battalion moved against militant camps on Friday in an operation "aimed at getting rid of all forms of ...

​Nigeria's military killed five people and arrested 23, in a new offensive in the Niger Delta.

State fail in Pistorius bid

Oscar Pistorius is comforted by family members as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after sentencing for the murder ...

South African judge denies state prosecutors permission to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence.

World's most mysterious mammal

Zenkerella is no longer an international mammal of mystery, but no scientist in history has ever seen it alive.

Meet the ancient, unknown and totally underappreciated ugly stepsister of the mammal family.

Pistorius heads back to court

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for Reeva Steenkamp's murder.

Former athlete's lawyers say "enough is enough" as prosecutors appeal "lenient" murder sentence.

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