The largest Powerball lottery jackpot in US history, more than $590m (Sh48.9 billion), has been won by a ticket-holder in Florida, local lottery officials say.Read More »
A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, according to French media reports.Read More »
France's disgraced ex-budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who stood down when he was found to have an undeclared Swiss bank account, says he will not stand in a by-election for his old seat.Read More »
The Nigerian military reports that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" and leaving the country in large numbers as a result of its offensive against them.Read More »
Tunisian police have clashed with hundreds of hardline Islamists after the authorities banned a Salafist group from holding its annual meeting.Read More »
Police raided Uganda's leading independent newspaper on Monday and disabled its printing press after it published a letter about a purported plot to stifle allegations President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son for power
China says it has called on North Korea to secure the release of a fishing boat and its crew seized earlier this month.
At least 91 people, including 20 children, have been left dead after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, officials in the US state say.
G4S, the world's largest security group, is replacing its chief executive after a series of failures including a staffing fiasco at the 2012 London Olympics culminated in a recent profit warning.
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.
A 29-year-old Bulawayo woman from Matshobana suburb got the shock of her life when she woke up in the morning and realised her private parts were missing, it is alleged.