Buhari suspends spy chief after $43m found in Lagos

Nigeria's foreign spy chief Ayo Oke has been suspended after anti-corruption officers found more than $43m (£34m) in a flat in the main city, Lagos, the president's office has said. Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an...

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bomb attack

The evacuation and transfer of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas resumed on Wednesday, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The reciprocal evacuations from two pro-government villages and two opposition-held towns...

Ex-Pope marks 90th birthday with beer

Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. Photos by the Vatican newspaper...

Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Former NFL footballer Aaron Hernandez has been found dead in his cell in Massachusetts, officials say. Hernandez hanged himself at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center and was pronounced dead later at hospital. The former New England...

Deadly attack near Egypt’s old monastery

One policeman has been killed by gunmen who opened fire on a checkpoint near St Catherine's monastery in Egypt's south Sinai, officials say. Another three police officers were injured in the attack several hundred metres...

US gunman kills three ‘in race attack’

Three white men were killed and another wounded when a black gunman opened fire in Fresno, California, in a suspected race attack, police have said. Kori Ali Muhammad shot 16 rounds in 90 seconds in...

Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said:...

Zimbabweans to pay school fees with ‘Goats and Sheep’

Parents in Zimbabwe can now pay the school fees of their children using livestock. That is the announcement from the country’s government. Zimbabwe’s Minister Lazarus Dokora has said that managers of schools must be willing...

Turkey referendum: Vote expanding Erdogan powers ‘valid’

The result of the referendum that grants sweeping new powers to the president of Turkey is valid, the head of the electoral body says. Sadi Guven was speaking after the main opposition Republican People's Party...

FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in...