Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.
The New York City Council has approved a marker recognising the contributions of slaves to the city's founding and economy
The last male northern white rhino in the world is being protected around the clock by armed guards in Kenya.
Pope Francis announces his first visit to Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador in July, with leaders from host countries welcoming the news.
Snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land an 1800 degree spinning jump, on the slopes in northern Italy.
Islamic State steps up its assault on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, launching a series of suicide attacks against government positions.
All of the Russian president's skills as a negotiator were called upon in his 13th annual telethon when he was asked to convince Boris to let his wife have a dog.
A body found at a farm north of Glasgow is missing Cork student Karen Buckley, Police Scotland confirm.
Thousands of South Africans hold a march against attacks on migrants accused of taking local jobs, as President Zuma calls the violence "shocking".
The US Navy is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, that can be launched from a cannon and "swarm" in a co-ordinated attack.
Labour peer Lord Janner will not face child sex abuse charges because the severity of his dementia makes him unfit to stand trial, prosecutors say.
Researchers reveal the secret of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.
Five states in Mexico are on the alert after thieves steal potentially dangerous radioactive material, officials say.
The decision to hand Eugene the 2021 World Athletics Championships is "unfair", says the Swedish Athletics Association.
Earthquakes, including one measuring as magnitude 5.8, strike northern China, reportedly killing one person and damaging hundreds of houses.
Somalia's FA president Adbi Qani hopes his country can compete in the 2019 Nations Cup and end an absence that stretches back to 1974.