Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite

Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell... and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV.

Woman robs bank to return to prison

A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.

Pope Francis walks alone through horrors of Auschwitz

Pope Francis on Friday, July 29, 2016, walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau, on a historic visit to the former Nazi death camp.

How gallant elephant fought off 14 lionesses in Zambia

An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions.


Kidnapped Sierra Leone diplomat freed in Nigeria


The former head of Sierra Leone's army who was kidnapped in Nigeria last week has been freed, officials say.

They said Maj Gen Nelson Williams, who is now Sierra Leone's Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, is back at his base in the capital Abuja.

African Union launches all-Africa passport

As the European Union (EU) threatens to unravel in the wake of Britain's vote to leave, the African Union is pursuing a path of closer integration through the launch of a common passport that will grant visa-free access to all 54 member states.

Zimbabwe police, rioting minibus drivers clash

Police in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, have used tear gas and water cannons to break up a protest by minibus drivers.

 The unrest began when drivers erected barricades in a protest against harassment and roadblocks by police demanding bribes.

Brexit: Cameron quits, UK votes to leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said "fresh leadership" was needed.


How lightning 'killed 79' in India


At least 79 people have been killed and more than 20 injured by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.

Kenya: Why Kofi Annan is not happy with ICC

United Nations (UN) former Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has questioned the International Criminal Court's (ICC) handling of the cases against Kenya's leaders.