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    Fifteen dead, dozens injured in terror attack at hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya

    Fifteen dead, dozens injured in terror attack at hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya


    A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the...

    A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after extremists launched a deadly attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex.
    International Criminal Court judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes

    International Criminal Court judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes


    Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges have acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010,...

    Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges have acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying the prosecution failed to prove their case.
    Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes

    Dozens feared dead in Nigeria as leaking oil tanker explodes


    An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said...

    An overturned oil tanker exploded in Nigeria while dozens of people were scooping up the leaking fuel and many were killed, police and witnesses said Saturday.
    Lions hold up traffic in South Africa

    Lions hold up traffic in South Africa


    Just what anyone driving through South Africa's Kruger National Park is hoping to see - four large male lions strolling along the...

    Just what anyone driving through South Africa's Kruger National Park is hoping to see - four large male lions strolling along the road.
    Soldiers in Gabon fail in coup attempt against absent president

    Soldiers in Gabon fail in coup attempt against absent president


    Soldiers in the oil-rich Central African country of Gabon seized control of the national broadcaster on Monday and issued a statement claiming they had deposed the country's absent leader to "restore democracy." Four hours later, a spokesman for Gabon's...

    Soldiers in the oil-rich Central African country of Gabon seized control of the national broadcaster on Monday and issued a statement claiming they had deposed the country's absent leader to "restore democracy." Four hours later, a spokesman for Gabon's government called the soldiers "mutineers" and "jokers" and said four out of five of them have been arrested.
    After fatal tourist bus bomb near pyramids, Egypt says 40 militants killed in hideouts

    After fatal tourist bus bomb near pyramids, Egypt says 40 militants killed in hideouts


    Egypt said its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their...

    Egypt said its security forces have killed 40 militants in raids on their hideouts in the Sinai Peninsula and the Greater Cairo area, just hours after a roadside bomb targeted a tourist bus in the capital, killing three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide.
    Bomb hits bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, two Vietnamese tourists die

    Bomb hits bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, two Vietnamese tourists die


    A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a...

    A roadside bomb hit a tourist bus in an area near the Giza Pyramids, killing two Vietnamese tourists and wounding 12 others, Egypt's Interior Ministry said in a statement.
    Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed

    Militants attack Libya's Foreign Ministry, 3 killed


    A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security...

    A suicide bomber targeted the entrance of Libya's Foreign Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, killing three people, including a prominent militia leader, according to security officials.
    South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

    South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery


    His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumour played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the...

    His skull still open, a South African musician with a brain tumour played several notes on his guitar during a successful operation to remove most of the growth.
    Moroccans' vigil for slain Nordic hikers

    Moroccans' vigil for slain Nordic hikers


    Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honour two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas...

    Moroccans have gathered in front of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Rabat in a candlelight vigil to honour two Scandinavian university students killed in a terrorist attack in the Atlas Mountains.
    Murder video of female Scandinavian tourist in Morocco 'likely authentic'

    Murder video of female Scandinavian tourist in Morocco 'likely authentic'


    Norwegian police say a video which allegedly shows the slaying of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of Morocco's Atlas Mountains is likely...

    Norwegian police say a video which allegedly shows the slaying of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of Morocco's Atlas Mountains is likely authentic.
    A mother's leap of faith at an African airport, and a 15-year mystery

    A mother's leap of faith at an African airport, and a 15-year mystery


    The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good...

    The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good person.
    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.