Nigeria ex-MP jailed for 154 years

By BBC A court in Nigeria has sentenced a former local MP to 154 years in jail for corruption and money laundering. Gabriel Daudu, from central Kogi State, was found guilty of 77 charges, Nigeria's anti-corruption...

Ukraine marks 30th years since Chernobyl disaster

By BBC Commemorations are under way in Ukraine to mark the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Sirens were sounded at the same moment as the first explosion at the reactor, in the early...

North Carolina LGBT law fuels protests

By BBC Thousands of activists gathered at the North Carolina legislature on Monday as it reconvened for the first time since enacting a law criticised as anti-gay. Supporters and opponents of the bill held competing rallies...

Equatorial Guinea election expected to extend president’s 37-year rule

By Reuters Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang is expected to extend his 37-year rule after elections on Sunday which he says will give him more than 90 percent of the vote. Obiang, Africa's longest-serving leader, has...

US ex-senator, 90, to marry a man

By BBC A former US senator will get remarried this week - to someone of a different sex from his first spouse. Harris Wofford, 90, wrote an opinion article in the New York Times voicing strong...

Obama ‘to send 250 more non-combat troops’

By BBC US President Barack Obama is to send 250 additional military personnel to Syria to support local militias in the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said. The goal, they say, is to...

Republican rivals team up to slow Trump

By BBC Donald Trump's two rivals for the Republican party's presidential nomination have announced they will now co-ordinate strategies against him. Ted Cruz will cut campaigning in the Oregon and New Mexico primaries to help Mr...

Obama dismisses N Korea nuclear ‘offer’

By BBC US President Barack Obama has dismissed North Korea's proposal to suspend nuclear tests if the US ends its annual military exercises with the South. On Sunday Mr Obama told reporters that the US did...

North Korea ‘could halt’ nuclear tests

By BBC North Korea has said it will suspend its nuclear tests if the US stops its annual military exercises with South Korea. Foreign Minister RI Su-yong also told the Associated Press news agency that his...

South Sudan rebel chief misses deadline to return

By AFP South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar missed an international deadline to return to Juba on Saturday to become vice-president under a peace deal hoped to end war, claiming the government denied permission. Machar, who...
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