The Niger Delta Avengers militant group has claimed three new attacks on Nigeria's battered oil infrastructure, promising to drag production down to "zero".

Angola leader's daughter made oil boss

Friday, 03 June 2016 09:02

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed his daughter as head of the state oil company Sonangol.

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

Euro 2016 'could be terrorist target'

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:08

The US has warned that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.

Three people convicted of murder have been executed in the Gaza Strip, in a move condemned by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Chad's ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal.

A verdict is due in the landmark war crimes trial of Chad's ex-leader Hissene Habre in Senegal.

Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'

Sunday, 29 May 2016 10:37

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday.

Clashes at Trump San Diego rally

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:04

Supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have clashed in the city of San Diego in California.

Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:08

Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack.