An 80-year old Japanese mountaineer has reached the summit of Mount Everest, making him the oldest man to scale the world's highest peak.Read More »
A man has been killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in Woolwich, south-east London.Read More »
Rebels in eastern Congo announced a ceasefire on Thursday in fighting with government troops hours before a visit to the conflict-plagued zone by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.Read More »
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law on Wednesday, replacing a 33-year-old document forged in the dying days of British colonial rule and paving the way for an election later this year.Read More »
Customs officials in United Arab Emirates have seized hundreds of elephant tusks shipped from Africa marked as furniture, the Ministry of Environment and Water said.Read More »
Uganda's president has made a major change in the army, removing the chief of the armed forces to the interior ministry and replacing him with a general in charge of land forces.
At least 16 children and their teacher have been killed when their school bus caught fire in eastern Pakistan, police say.
The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts, ending a divisive ban.
Both runways were closed at London Heathrow Airport after a British Airways plane made an emergency landing, the airport has said.
North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Monday, making six launches in three days, and it condemned South Korea for criticizing what it said were its legitimate military drills.
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