Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's powerful earthquake.
Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno.

Earthquake devastates central Italy, kills 78

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 78 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors.
Many of the dead were in Accumoli, close to the epicentre, and a short distance away in Amatrice, which was largely reduced to rubble.

How suicide bomber killed 50 in marriage ceremony

The office of a local governor in Turkey stated that more than 50 people were killed on Saturday, August 20 when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people who have a good time on the street at a marriage ceremony in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep.

South Africa local elections: ANC set for worst result

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) looks to be facing its biggest electoral setback since the end of apartheid with most votes now counted in local elections.

Plane crashes in Dubia

A plane belonging to Emirate Airline has crash landed at Dubai’s international airport while making an emergency landing Sources said that the plane which was coming from India crash landed at 12:45 p.m. local time (845 GMT) on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

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.