Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger in 2010 have been released, France’s President Hollande has announced. He said the country’s foreign and defence ministers “have left for Niamey” and the hostages would return home as soon as possible.
A air strike in southern Somalia has killed two senior commanders of militant Islamist group, al-Shabab, report says. The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said.
Dozens of migrants who are said to be Niger citizens died of thirst in the sahara desert,they were said to be travelling to europe for greener pastures,officials say.
A storm battering north-western Europe has killed eight people – four of them in southern England.
Colombia’s Farc rebels have freed a US hostage, former Marine Kevin Scott, after several months in captivity.
Several car bombs have exploded around the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 39 people, officials say. The bombs were placed in parked cars and detonated over a 30-minute period in busy streets, mainly in Shia areas.
Acording to reports seven aggrieved governors of the fational Peoples’ Democratic Party are expected to meet in Abuja, Nigeria’s federal capital today to discuss important issues.
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive world title with victory in the Indian Grand Prix. The German, 26, drove a perfect race to secure his sixth consecutive victory this season and become only the fourth man in history to win four titles.
A roadside bomb attack in Ghazni province, south of the Afghan capital Kabul, has killed “up to 17″ people on their way to a wedding, officials say.
A handful of Saudi women have taken to the streets in their cars on a day of collective protest against the ban on female drivers. Several videos of women driving have been posted online despite official warnings that women who took part risked sanctions.