Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

Shroud of Turin back on display

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.

Nigeria 'mystery disease' kills 18

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

A "mysterious" disease has killed at least 18 people in the past several days in south-eastern Nigeria, local officials say.

White goods dominate e-waste items

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Finland to vote amid economic slump

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Finnish voters are set to go to the polls, amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.

Pope calls for more help on migrants

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Pope Francis urges the EU and international community to do more to tackle the rising number of migrants making desperate journeys across the Med.

Publisher sued over Goebbels diaries

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The estate of Adolf Hitler's Nazi propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, is suing a publisher for royalties for the use of extracts from his diaries.

Saudis meet Yemen aid call

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged the $274m (£183m; €255m) in aid to the country called for by the UN.

UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.

The wedding photos that captivated China

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

An elegant set of photos posted by a Tibetan couple have captured the attention of millions of Chinese social media users.

How the dog pics you like could change who you vote for

Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

The filter bubble effect is limiting what news users of social media see about the General Election

King of Clubs Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri: Saddam's ally and enforcer

Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

Profile of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, who later became a fugitive and a leading Sunni insurgent.

How close is Greece to Grexit?

Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

If Greece fails to come to a deal with its eurozone partners on 24 April, how likely is it to default on its loans and perhaps leave the euro?

Three Republican 'colonels' plot their coup

Posted on Friday April 17, 2015

What do Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have in common? They're young, hungry and ready to be president - never mind the party establishment's wishes.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

Rand Paul's Texas tech play at SXSW

Posted on Monday March 16, 2015

What is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul doing in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest interactive conference?

VIDEO: Johannesburg shop owners tell of attack

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Two shop owners who hid in the back of their shop in Johannesburg as it was attacked by a mob have been speaking about their fears.

VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.

VIDEO: A look around Everest's base camp

Posted on Saturday April 18, 2015

Thomas Martienssen gives a tour of the facilities at Everest's base camp as hundreds prepare to make a bid for the summit.