Republicans Christie, Fiorina dropping White House bids

By Reuters. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to...

Prosecutor recommends life jail sentence for Chad’s ex-ruler Habre

By Reuters. Prosecutors in the landmark human rights trial of former Chad ruler Hissene Habre recommended life in prison if he is convicted of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, Senegal state radio said...

Mandla Mandela’s conversion to Islam sparks South Africa ‘disquiet’

By BBC. Traditional leaders in South Africa have expressed "disquiet" over Chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam. The Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa (Contralesa) told the BBC that being Muslim could affect his ability...

Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town of Bad Aibling

By BBC At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided in the German state of Bavaria. The head-on crash happened near Bad Aibling, a spa town about...

Obama to propose 2.04 billion to battle Islamist militants in Africa

By Reuters President Barack Obama is proposing about $200 million in new military spending to confront Islamist militants in north and west Africa, U.S. defense officials said ahead of Tuesday's budget rollouts for the next...

South Africa’s Zuma makes U-turn over Nkandla revamp money

By BBC South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has made a U-turn in court over his refusal to repay some of the $23m (£15m) of state money used to upgrade his home. His lawyer admitted he was...

Billionaire Trump, Senator Sanders win in New Hampshire: networks

By Reuters. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday, while U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton, U.S. television networks said after early...

North Korean Satellite is in orbit

By BBC A satellite sent into space by North Korea is in orbit but it is not yet clear whether it is working, South Korea's defence ministry has said. The North has said the Kwangmyongsong-4 is...

Top SA court to rule on Zuma residence

By BBC South Africa's top court is to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back about $23m (£15m) of state funds used to renovate his rural home. A 2014 report by an independent watchdog...

IS widow charged over US hostage death

By BBC The widow of a former senior leader in the Islamic State (IS) group has been charged with conspiracy in the death of a US hostage, US authorities said. Kayla Mueller was abducted when working...
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