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Boko Haram

At least 1,000 displaced persons return home in Northeast Nigeria: governor

At least 1,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned home in Baga, a town in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, after months of displacement...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president calls for curbing road accidents after deadly fuel tanker explosion killing at...

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has called for increased highway patrols to curb similar road traffic accidents after a fatal fuel tanker explosion occurred...

At least 36 children die in measles outbreaks in Philippines this year

The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday that at least 36 children under 5 years old have died from measles in the...

At least 10 killed in floods in Northern Ghana

At least 10 people have died as floods caused by days of torrential rainfall struck northern parts of Ghana, according to officials on Friday. ...
Maritime police search for missing passengers near capsized South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the sea off Jindo

At least 10 killed after boat capsizes in Bangladesh

At least 10 bodies were recovered after a boat carrying dozens of people sank in the river of Gumai in Bangladesh's Netrokona district, some...
illegal immigrants

Turkey captures at least 165 illegal migrants off Mediterranean coast

Turkish security forces on Monday caught at least 165 illegal migrants off Mediterranean coast, local media reported. The state-run Anadolu agency said...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Tens of thousands of pro-regime forces have been massed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of the offensive to retake the city which was seized by Islamic State fighters in 2014

Turkish police detain at least 11 Islamic State suspects in operations

Turkish police on Tuesday detained at least 11 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) in simultaneous operations in several provinces across the country,...
Helicopter debris are seen near the site of the collision of two helicopters, in the Villa Castelli locality, in La Rioja, Argentina, on March 10, 2015. At least 10 people were killed Monday afternoon when two helicopters collided and crashed in Argentina's northwest province of La Rioja, local media reported. (Xinhua/Luis Lobos/TELAM) (rtg)

At least 2 killed in helicopter crash in Nigeria’s economic hub

At least two people were killed and another injured in a helicopter crash in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, on Friday, said Gboyega Akosile, a...
Boko Haram Nigeria

Nigerian military says at least 128 Boko Haram militants killed

The Nigerian military on Thursday confirmed at least 128 Boko Haram militants have been killed in separate operations held this month in the...
Syrians gather at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homson February 21, 2016. (AFP photo)

At least 15 killed, 75 wounded in southern Philippine blasts

At least 15 people, including seven soldiers and a suicide bomber, were killed and 75 others wounded in twin explosions that rocked the...
A rescued man receives medical treatment at a hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 15, 2015. The man in his fifties was rescued from the Tianjin blasts site on Saturday afternoon. Specialized anti-chemical soldiers found him 50 meters away from a burst point. The man was conscious and could talk. He was rushed to a hospital in the city. A total of 70 specialized anti-chemical soldiers entered the core area of the blasts site on Saturday morning to search for possible lives. (Xinhua/Wang Haobo) (lfj)

At least 10 killed, 40 wounded in southern Philippine blasts

At least 10 were killed, including a suicide bomber, and 40 others wounded in twin blasts in Sulu province in the southern Philippines on...
People grieve at a memorial of the Manchester Arena attack in Manchester, Britain, May 22, 2020. Manchester on Friday marked the third anniversary of the terrorist attack which killed 22 people and injured hundreds. The attack happened when Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande on May 22, 2017. (Photo by Jon Super/Xinhua)

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber sentenced to at least 55 years in prison

Hashem Abedi, brother of Manchester Arena bomber, was sentenced to at least 55 years in prison, the BBC reported Thursday. Abedi helped...

Gunmen kill at least 11 in northern Nigeria attacks

Gunmen in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna allegedly killed at least 11 villagers in attacks extending over multiple days, according to local authorities on...

Rainstorm kills at least 7 in central Nigeria

At least seven people were killed and several others went missing after heavy rains in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, said a local government...
Covid Re Testing

Zimbabwe hospital suspends operations after at least 25 healthcare workers test positive to COVID-19

Zvishavane District Hospital in Zimbabwe's Midlands Province has suspended admissions and other health care services after 25 workers, most of them nurses, and three...

Nigerian troops kill at least 7 gunmen in northwestern region

Nigerian troops killed at least seven gunmen during anti-criminal operations in the country's northwestern region, the Nigerian military said Friday. The operations...
Wooden Boat

Nigerian police say at least 14 killed in boat accident

Nigerian police on Tuesday said 14 bodies have been recovered following a boat mishap in the state of Benue on Sunday. Catherine...

At least 20 killed in gunmen attack in eastern Burkina Faso

At least 20 people were killed on Saturday as gunmen on motorbikes fired into a crowded market in Kompienga town in eastern Burkina Faso,...

Nigerian troops kill at least 10 gunmen in NW region

At least 10 gunmen were killed during inter-state operations by troops in Nigeria's northwest region, said the defense headquarters on Sunday. In...
Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM)

Cerebrospinal meningitis kills at least 37 in Ghana

At least 37 Ghanaians have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) with 223 cases confirmed in Ghana, local officials have said. Parliament Majority...

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500,000, vaccine at least 12-18 months away

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed half a million with more than 20,000 deaths, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday,...

IMF sees 2020 recession at least as bad as during global financial crisis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said Monday that the multilateral lender expects global growth outlook for 2020 to be negative --...
gas explosion

Explosion in Nigeria’s commercial hub displaces at least 276,000 people

At least 276,000 people were displaced following a heavy explosion that rocked the Amuwo-Odofin area of Nigeria's commercial hub and most populous city, Lagos...
unknown gunman

Gunmen kill at least 30 in northwest Nigeria raid

Gunmen on motorbikes killed at least 30 people across two villages during a raid in northwest Nigeria, local police said. In a...

Floods in Southeast Brazil leave at least 58 dead, 40,000 displaced

Severe flooding in southeast Brazil has left at least 58 people dead and displaced more than 40,000 others, the regional civil defense agency said...
Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill at least 7 in Burkina Faso

At least seven civilians were shot dead on Saturday as about twenty armed individuals stormed into Kantari village in eastern Burkina Faso, Stated owned...

UN agency urges concrete actions as Africa hosts 21 of world’s 25 least connected...

African countries have been urged to exert concrete actions in promoting the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector as the African continent presently hosts...
Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez out for at least three weeks

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will be out of action for at least three more weeks after the club confirmed he has suffered a...

Gunmen kill at least 9 soldiers in Northwestern Nigeria

At least 9 soldiers have been confirmed killed by gunmen in Zamfara, a troubled state in northwestern Nigeria, an official said late on Saturday. ...
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows greenhouses broken by heavy wind in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Windstorm kills at least 3 in Nigeria

A severe windstorm hit Misau town of northeast Nigeria's Bauchi State on Friday, claiming the lives of at least three people, an official said. ...