Amos Oz: Acclaimed Israeli author dies at 79

Amos Oz, the leading Israeli author and a prominent advocate for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, has died of cancer at the age...

US oldest man and veteran dies aged 112

The United States' oldest known WW2 military veteran, who was also thought to be the country's oldest man, has died in Texas at the...

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas address talks about Meghan Markle, Importance of family

Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas address touched on her growing family and the importance of respect. Her Majesty spoke about celebrating her son Prince Charles’ 70th...

DRC’s Kabila insists vote will go ahead on December 30

Joseph Kabila, the outgoing president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has said long-delayed polls will happen on Sunday - even as uncertainty...

Michelle Obama tops Hillary Clinton as America’s most admired woman

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton's 17-year run as the woman Americans admire most is over. Another former First Lady, Michelle Obama, has deposed Clinton as...

Identical twins want to marry same man; plead for amendment of law on polygamy...

Identical twin sisters are begging their country's lawmakers to make polygamy legal so that the two of them could marry the same man. The pair...

China’s ex deputy intelligence chief jailed for life over graft

A Chinese court has jailed for life a former high-ranking intelligence official for taking bribes, coercive business deals and insider trading. Ma Jian, previously the...

Iraqi leaders denounce Trump visit to US troops

Iraqi political and militia leaders have condemned US President Donald Trump's unannounced trip to Iraq as a violation of their country's sovereignty. In a surprise visit...

DR Congo election: Tear gas fired at protesters

Tear gas has been fired in Democratic Republic of Congo at protesters angry that several opposition strongholds have been left out of Sunday's polls. Electoral...

Letter from Africa: Africa’s history makers in 2018

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at some of the big events on the continent in...

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