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    4400-year-old Egyptian tomb discovered

    4400-year-old Egyptian tomb discovered


    Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4400 years...

    Egypt has announced the discovery of a private tomb belonging to a senior official from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4400 years ago
    Egyptian actress Rania Youssef to go on trial for wearing revealing dress

    Egyptian actress Rania Youssef to go on trial for wearing revealing dress


    An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her...

    An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her legs.
    NZ professor's wife: My husband was compelled to break the law to help others die

    NZ professor's wife: My husband was compelled to break the law to help others die


    Sean Davison's wife reveals her husband is expected to face a third murder charge in South Africa. In an exclusive interview, she says he was compelled to break the law out of...

    Sean Davison's wife reveals her husband is expected to face a third murder charge in South Africa. In an exclusive interview, she says he was compelled to break the law out of compassion. 
    Sights of heartbreak and happiness for Kiwi woman volunteering in Uganda

    Sights of heartbreak and happiness for Kiwi woman volunteering in Uganda


    Six-year-old children singing of protecting themselves from rape and the horrors of abuse is a daily part of school life for children in...

    Six-year-old children singing of protecting themselves from rape and the horrors of abuse is a daily part of school life for children in Uganda. 
    Uganda party boat capsizes on Lake Victoria, killing 30

    Uganda party boat capsizes on Lake Victoria, killing 30


    Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital,...

    Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala.
    Kiwi Sean Davison charged with third killing in South Africa

    Kiwi Sean Davison charged with third killing in South Africa


    A New Zealand forensic scientist has been charged with the murder of another man, making it the third killing he has been charged...

    A New Zealand forensic scientist has been charged with the murder of another man, making it the third killing he has been charged with.
    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history


    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry...

    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.
    Head-on bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe

    Head-on bus crash kills 47 in Zimbabwe


    A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad...

    A head-on collision between two buses has killed 47 people, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving.
    Ebola outbreak may be beyond control - CDC

    Ebola outbreak may be beyond control - CDC


    The Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched, Centres for Disease Control and...

    The Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield says.
    Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon

    Armed separatists kidnap 79 pupils in Cameroon


    Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said...


    Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
    Nigerian army defends shooting protesters by citing Trump's migrant caravan remarks

    Nigerian army defends shooting protesters by citing Trump's migrant caravan remarks


    When US President Donald Trump suggested that US service members could open fire at the thousands of migrants currently on their way to the American border, he likely wanted to reach two audiences: voters demanding a hard-line stance on immigration and...

    When US President Donald Trump suggested that US service members could open fire at the thousands of migrants currently on their way to the American border, he likely wanted to reach two audiences: voters demanding a hard-line stance on immigration and the migrants making their way through Mexico.
    South African police pilot allegedly lands in carpark just to buy KFC

    South African police pilot allegedly lands in carpark just to buy KFC


    South African Police Service are investigating claims one of its pilots made a landing in an Eastern Cape carpark to buy KFC for his...

    South African Police Service are investigating claims one of its pilots made a landing in an Eastern Cape carpark to buy KFC for his lunch.
    Ethiopia elects first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde

    Ethiopia elects first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde


    Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country's first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets as the country's dramatic reforms...

    Ethiopian lawmakers unanimously elected the country's first female president on Thursday, days after approving one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets as the country's dramatic reforms continue.
    At least 7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment

    At least 7 killed, almost 80 injured in Morocco train derailment


    At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, authorities at the accident site...


    At least seven people died and nearly 80 were injured after a shuttle train linking the Moroccan capital to a town farther north on the Atlantic coast derailed, authorities at the accident site said.
    US wildlife official under fire for killing animals on African hunting trip

    US wildlife official under fire for killing animals on African hunting trip


    An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticised by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in...

    An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticised by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa.
    Cairo's Brooke Hospital is helping the horses that serve tourists

    Cairo's Brooke Hospital is helping the horses that serve tourists


    It's blindingly hot on the Nile and our river boat has just docked for a visit to one of Egypt's most beautifully preserved temples, the Temple of...

    It's blindingly hot on the Nile and our river boat has just docked for a visit to one of Egypt's most beautifully preserved temples, the Temple of Edfu.