Man punches shark to save wife from attack off coast of remote island
A British woman was saved from a shark attack when her husband punched the fish to scare it away.
A British woman was saved from a shark attack when her husband punched the fish to scare it away.
Police in Algeria told a pregnant woman to go back to her husband after he punched her and threw her against a wall, according to a Human Rights Watch report that details alleged failings in Algeria’s treatment of domestic violence victims
Italian-born author and conservationist Kuki Gallmann was being treated in a Nairobi hospital yesterday after being shot in the stomach near her lodge in Kenya.
Former England soccer star Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a heart attack at Tottenham Hotspur's training ground, where he was coaching the club's Under-23s team.
A South African hunter is believed to have been eaten by crocodiles.
Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed at least 745 people, health officials said.
Nigeria is marking three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.
Tens of thousands of South Africans took to streets in a mass call for President Jacob Zuma to step down amid accusations of corruption.
A roadside bomb has killed at least 20 people in a minibus in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the local governor said, blaming the extremist group al Shabab.
The UN Security Council on Friday cut the troop cap by 18 percent for its peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo after reaching a compromise with the United States, which wanted a bigger cut to the largest and most expensive operation.
A 22-year-old South African man appeared in court yesterday on charges of murdering three members of his family with an axe in their luxury home in Cape Town in January 2015.
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was freed from custody yesterday morning after six years of legal proceedings and wrangling that frustrated activists who had hoped he would face justice for the deaths of hundreds defying his rule.
Almost four years since he and his sisters were arrested during a siege of a Cairo mosque, Ibrahim Halawa sits in an Egyptian prison cell grimly counting the days of his incarceration.
Hundreds of migrants are feared to have died off the coast of Libya after five bodies were found near two capsized boats, while the search goes on for a third vessel.
Some 20 students have died after a tree fell on them while they were swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana.
Nelson Mandela's eldest granddaughter has said she will no longer vote for South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), claiming the party no longer holds the values for which her grandfather fought.
More than 40 Somali refugees have been killed in an attack on a boat off the coast of Yemen while attempting to flee the country's brutal civil war. Coastguard authorities in the Houthi rebel stronghold of Hodeida said a helicopter gunship attacked the vessel they were...
Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the EU anti-piracy operation in the region said.
Hungry hyenas and jackals on the African plains have their own version of sat nav - looking to the sky in their search for food.
Parents scrabbled through a towering pile of fetid garbage on Monday, screaming the names of children buried when a mountain of trash collapsed on makeshift homes and killed at least 65 people.
At least 46 people have been killed after a mountain of rubbish gave way at a massive dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital.
Fifteen people have been killed and dozens more are missing in a landslide at a massive rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital.
An Egyptian woman, believed to be the heaviest in the world at 78 stone, has undergone life-saving weight loss surgery.
Somalia's prime minister said that 110 people died from hunger in 48 hours in a single region - the first death toll announced in a severe drought threatening millions of people across the country.
JACOB ZUMA, South Africa's president, has called on parliament to change the country's constitution to allow the expropriation of white-owned land without compensation.
ISIL is regrouping in southern Libya with the support of al-Qa'ida and preparing for further attacks spearheaded by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of the world's most wanted men, according to the country's defence minister.
Six hotel security guards have been charged with failing to help tourists during the 2015 Tunisia terror attack, it has been reported.
Grieving relatives of tourists killed in the 2015 Tunisia terror attack are preparing to sue travel firm TUI over the deaths of their loved ones at the hands of an Islamic extremist.
The families of the three Irish people killed in the Islamic terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia, are still coming to terms with the atrocity two years later.
Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in "living hellholes" in Libya, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
At least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent has said.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday promised aid agencies safe access to hunger-stricken civilians, a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.
Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said yesterday, adding nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July.
Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan have been hit by famine, a government official said on Monday, saying nearly half the country's population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July.
The death toll from a car bomb at a marketplace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu has risen to 34 with 52 injured.
I doubt very much there is such a thing as closure. It already feels like a word from a bygone age - the age of fluffy, half-thought-out ideas that preceded our current epoch of ideological knife fights.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Somalia may die in the next few months if urgent action is not taken to address the threat of famine, Britain's envoy for the Horn of Africa has warned.
At least 17 people died and scores were injured in a stampede at an Angolan football match when hundreds of supporters stormed the stadium gates.
Two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists have hit near Mogadishu's international airport, close to the heavily guarded venue where Somalia's presidential election will be held on Wednesday, police said.
The Isil group in Egypt claimed yesterday that its fighters killed and wounded 20 Egyptian soldiers in four days of clashes in northern Sinai.
A baby girl born on Christmas Day in a remote region of Tanzania was subjected to female genital mutilation by her great-grandmother and died a few days later, police said.
Billboards across Gambia's capital are declaring a February 18 ceremony to mark the inauguration of the country's new leader, a day after his triumphant arrival.
Two Instagram-famous sisters who were arrested for allegedly extorting and bullying a billionaire, have failed to show up for a court hearing, according to local reports.
At least eight people have been killed and 14 injured as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed a hotel in the capital Mogadishu.
A woman suicide bomber in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria strapped a baby to her back to go unnoticed as she walked into a busy market to detonate her explosives in a recent attack, a local government official said on Tuesday.
Gambia's MPs have lifted the country's state of emergency and dismantled defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's final attempts to cling to power.
Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh has been accused of stealing millions of pounds in his final weeks in power, and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane.
Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by plane, according to a special adviser for the new president.
The whole scene in Washington was far from my mind. As the 45th President was taking the oath I was skirting the storm somewhere over Chad.
A Nigerian separatist group said 20 people have died after a demonstration in support of US president Donald Trump led to clashes with police.
Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh has agreed to relinquish power, after the threat by a regional military force to make him leave.
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