Peru’s ex-President Alan García shoots himself before arrest

Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him, media reports and police sources say. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the...

Zimbabwe: A third of population faces food crisis, says UN

More than five million people in Zimbabwe - about a third of the population - need food aid, with many coming close to starving,...

Germany adopts third gender identity for intersex people

Intersex people in Germany can now legally identify themselves as a third gender, under a new law adopted in December. People who do not fit...

About 39 people dead, as Nigeria awaits voting results

  Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of violence related to presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria, civil society groups monitoring the...

Iran says US presence in Syria ‘wrong’ from the start

Iran's Foreign Ministry has said the US military presence in Syria damaged the region, in the government's first comments on President Donald Trump's plan...

Ghana, Nigeria: 633kg of narcotics busted in 2 months

In the last two months, a joint effort by the European Union (EU), Ghana and Nigeria the United Nations Office on Drugs, has led...

Woman goes to bed with flat stomach, wakes up with baby bump, gives birth...

A 19-year-old woman from the UK went from having no idea she was pregnant to giving birth to a healthy baby girl, literally overnight,...

Jim Yong Kim steps down as President of World Bank

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation will...

Saudi Arabia bans pilgrims from DR Congo

Saudi Arabia will not grant visas to pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The...

S envoy for anti-ISIL coalition McGurk resigns: reports

Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the global coalition fighting ISIL, resigned this week over his disagreement with President Donald Trump's surprise decision to...

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