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Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries` home

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries` home

France is under a state of emergency that gives security forces enhanced powers of surveillance and arrest.
 

Pak's strategic Gwadar port opens $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pak's strategic Gwadar port opens $46-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the start of operational activities at the coastal town of Gwadar in south-western Balochistan province.

Chinese ship opens new trade route via Pakistani port

Pakistan's top civil and military leaders traveled to the country's southwest today to open a new international trade route by seeing off a Chinese ship that's exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa from the newly built Gwadar port.

Merkel in Africa on trip aimed at stemming migrant flows

Merkel in Africa on trip aimed at stemming migrant flows

Merkel also underscored the need to "establish coherent cooperation" in development policy and military support in Mali, her first port of call.

Check out: Europe and Africa looks spectacular from space station!

Check out: Europe and Africa looks spectacular from space station!

Kate Rubins has shared a breathtaking image of Europe and Africa taken from the space station.

Boko Haram region could become world`s worst crisis: UN

Without more donor support the emergency caused by Boko Haram will become the world`s worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded.

Shocking! Calls to tear down Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Ghana university; labels him 'racist'

Shocking! Calls to tear down Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Ghana university; labels him 'racist'

A group of academics have reportedly accused him of having racist views about Africans when he was alive. 

Three dead at burnt headquarters of Congo opposition party: Witness

At least 17 people died on Monday in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by what they say is a bid by President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule over Africa`s top copper producer.

Japan pledges USD 2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years

Japan will provide $2.8 billion to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

NASA observatory captures rare 'ring of fire' eclipse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has captured the stunning moments of a rare "ring of fire" double eclipse when both Earth and the moon crossed in front of the sun this week.

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Terrorism a threat not just to India, Egypt but across the region: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Egypt as a natural bridge between Asia and Africa.

'Ring of Fire' eclipse offers an excellent treat to stargazers in Africa!

'Ring of Fire' eclipse offers an excellent treat to stargazers in Africa!

People were treated to a stunning view when the eclipse shone in the sky Thursday as the moon glided between the sun and Earth.

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

Appalling! Thirty percent African elephants annihilated in 7 years

The findings of the three-year Great Elephant Census managed by Elephants Without Borders (EWB) confirms substantial declines in elephant numbers over just the last decade.

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse to pass over Africa today

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse to pass over Africa today

People can spectate a rare burning ring of fire in the skies of Africa on Thursday. The moon will glide between the sun and the earth blocking most of the light and darkening the sky above the continent.

How malaria supports spread of infectious cancer in Africa

Infectious agents can cause a lot of cancer in Africa and researchers believe they now have a clue to how malaria during pregnancy creates the right conditions for a virus to cause cancer in children.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Jacob Zuma, economy in focus as South Africans vote in local elections

South Africans queued in the winter cold on Wednesday to vote in local elections seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma`s scandal-plagued leadership and an economy forecast to stagnate this year.

Nigerian inquiry says army killed 348 Shiites in northern city

Nigeria's army killed 349 people from the minority Shiite Muslim sect last December in a series of clashes for which troops involved should be prosecuted, a judicial inquiry has concluded in a report.

South Sudan on brink of an abyss: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that South Sudan remains precariously poised on the brink of an abyss, and warned that the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity have been squandered.

Goa minister uses racial slur for an African, apologises

Goa`s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday used a Konkani racial slur, "khapri" for an African national, before quickly apologising and later addressing him as a "black person".