Africa

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The blasts in Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others.

Suicide blasts rip through Nigeria market, killing 12

Dozens more were injured in the twin bombings.

South Africa summons senior US diplomat over Trump's 'shithole' comments

Trump's comments were met with widespread consternation in Africa.

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It is reportedly just the third time snow has fallen in the area in 40 years.

Video: Snow in the desert? White stuff falls in the Sahara

It's just the third time snow has fallen in the area in 40 years.

Fascination over 14m whale carcass found on Egyptian coast

Graphic warning: The whale weighed several tonnes.

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The balloon crashed in strong winds near the popular tourist spot of Luxor killing one and injuring twelve.

Four people detained after fatal hot air balloon crash

The hot air balloon carrying 20 tourists, including Kiwis, over Luxor crash-landed killing one, injuring at least 12.

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The balloon crashed in strong winds near the popular tourist spot of Luxor killing one and injuring twelve.

Four Kiwis have lucky escape from fatal hot air balloon crash in Egypt

The hot air balloon carrying 20 tourists over Luxor crash-landed killing one, injuring at least 12.

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At least 12 people died in the accident between Hennenman and Kroonstad, Free State province.

Video: Aftermath of collision between train and truck in South Africa which killed 18 people

At least 260 others were injured in the accident in Free State province.

Three policemen, civilian killed in militant ambush in Egypt

Egypt has for years been battling militants in northern Sinai.

Boat carrying migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel gives illegal African migrants three months to leave or face jail

Those who leave within the three months will be given airfares and other incentives.

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Thirty-six people were killed in the head-on collision in western Kenya.

Watch: The deadly aftermath after a bus collides with a truck in Kenya

Thirty-six people were killed in the head-on collision in western Kenya.

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At least nine people were killed in the attack on Mar Mina Church in Cairo.

Ten dead after gunman opens fire on church in Cairo, Egypt

It was the latest attack targeting Egypt's embattled Christian minority.

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George Weah picked up 62 per cent of the votes.

Africa's only winner of FIFA's World Player of the Year set to become President of Liberia

Former football star George Weah picked up 60 per cent of the vote today.

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Laura Plummer insists the Tramadol tablets were for her partner who suffers chronic back pain.

British woman sentenced to three years jail in Egypt for smuggling painkillers

Laura Plummer insists the Tramadol tablets were for her partner who suffers chronic back pain.

Watch: 'I have no words' - Zimbabwe woman breaks down in tears of joy over Mugabe's resignation live on TV

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe today resigned after 37 years in power.

Watch: Zimbabwe's Parliament erupts into cheering as Robert Mugabe's resignation is announced

Mr Mugabe was not present, but a letter was read out confirming he will step down, ending 37 years of rule.

Watch: Wild celebrations on streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

The streets of Zimbabwe's capital today erupted in dancing, singing, honking and cheers.

Robert Mugabe doesn't resign as President of Zimbabwe during speech after being dumped by Zanu PF

Despite speculation he would quit, the long-serving head of state now faces impeachment from Zanu PF after refusing to step down willingly.

Thousands rally in Zimbabwe capital calling for President Mugabe to resign

Thousands of demonstrators angrily chanted and carried banners calling on Mugabe to step aside.

Mali soldiers held hostage by extremist group linked to al-Qaida

The soldiers are said to have been captured from different locations during jihadist attacks in July 2016 and March 2017.

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Three year on, she is still working tirelessly to help those same youngsters.

Dunedin Hospital worker overwhelmed with $10,000 award to help Malawi nursery school kids

Devon Kilkelly volunteered at the school and is the latest recipient of the ASB Good and Gold Award on Seven Sharp.

Watch the full trailer for Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer that left parents of murdered Reeva Steenkamp 'horrified'

Reeva Steenkamp's parents say they had nothing to do with the film, but it includes their perspective.

Watch: Uganda MPs fight with mic stands, kick, punch each other in huge brawl

Security dragged some MPs out during the riot which was over efforts to scrap the presidential age limit of 75.

Raw: All-in brawl breaks out in Uganda's Parliament during debate

Tempers flared and chairs were thrown during the incident.

The Kiwi is amongst a group of three expatriate cement industry workers who were taken.

Suicide bombing kills 14 in Nigeria

14 people were killed and at least two dozen others were injured after a female suicide bomber sneaked into a building before detonating her explosives late Friday.

Watch: Texting driver's horror crash a shocking finale to public service ad

The South African TV ad starts off in slapstick comedy style with texting pedestrians' mishaps.

Football game ends in tragedy with wall collapse killing eight

Many more were injured when the wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal.

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