At least one person has died during opposition protests in Kenya's western city of Kisumu.
South Africa's prosecuting authority is set to announce whether it will reinstate corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma over a 1999 arms deal.
A man stripped naked and jumped into a lion enclosure at a zoo in Chile in an apparent suicide attempt, forcing staff to shoot dead two lions.
DNA tests have confirmed that three man-eating Nile crocodiles have been found living in Florida's swamps.
The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.
A city in India's Rajasthan state has broken the country's temperature records after registering 51C, the highest since records began, the weather office says.
Airbus has confirmed an A320 it manufactured and being operated by Egyptair got missing Thursday dawn on its way from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt.
An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, the airline says.
Nigeria's main trade union federation says it will press ahead with a general strike on Wednesday, despite a court injunction against the action.