Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more... Read more »

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the... Read more »

Syria: Turkey says ground troops moved in on Afrin

Image copyright AFP Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim... Read more »

DR Congo: Anti-Kabila protests dispersed with tear gas

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have used teargas to disperse protesters, as... Read more »

North Korea Moranbong girl band leader heads Olympic inspection team

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The visit is the first of several to prepare for Pyongyang’s participation in the games A North Korean delegation has arrived in South... Read more »

Pope Francis in Peru: Violence against women 'a plague'

Pope Francis speaks out as he holds Mass in Trujillo, Peru. Source: Read more »

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” The US Senate is due back in session... Read more »

Who is George Weah, Liberia's new president?

How George Weah went from being the world’s best footballer to the president of Liberia. Source: Read more »

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan

Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers? Source: Read more »

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vaccination programmes are being rolled out across southern Brazil to deal with the outbreak. Brazil’s south-eastern state of Minas Gerais has declared a public... Read more »