Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Burundi protesters defy police crackdown
Parliamentary polls, initially set for May 26, have been postponed to June 5.
Thirty-five new Ebola cases hit Guinea and Sierra Leone
The spike in reported infections has dashed hopes that the deadly outbreak was almost finished.
A Texas hunter paid $350,000 to shoot and kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia
A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered spe
Burundi demonstrators defy calls to end anti-government protests
Opposition groups say that President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term is unconstitutional.
Porn or pop? Ugandan singer on trial for music video
Jemimah Kansiime could spend 10 years in jail thanks to a new law that critics say so loosely defines pornography it encourages public attacks on women wearing skimpy clothes.
Al Shabaab somehow sounds levelheaded in this amazing exchange with Burundi's president
The terrorist organization briefly made some sense over the weekend.
Burundi president sacks key advisers in wake of coup attempt
Pierre Nkurunziza replaces his defense, foreign and trade ministers.
Burundi president warns protesters as coup attempt fails
After 48 hours of heavy fighting, coup leaders admit defeat.
Is the desert as deadly as the sea for Europe-bound migrants?
More than 100,000 people may try to traverse Niger's vast desert to reach North Africa and Europe this year.
The fight for Burundi played out on its radio stations
Control of the message beaming out on radios across Burundi was key to an attempted coup, and its defeat.
President back in Burundi after coup attempt: office
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza arrived back in the country Thursday, a day after a coup was declared while he was in Tanzania for regional talks, his office said.
Coup target in Burundi banned group jogging, and sentenced violators to life in prison.
Jogging has never been so revolutionary.
After Ebola, will a pledge to improve health systems be realized?
Ebola revealed how understaffed and under-resourced many countries' health systems are.
What happens next in Burundi could transform the whole region
Burundi's president faces a coup after trying for unconstitutional third term. Leaders in neighboring countries, also up against term limits, are watching closely.
Top Burundi general launches coup against president
The move follows weeks of violent protests that erupted after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a third term.
Burundi army stages coup, says it has formed transitional government
A representative of the military said President Pierre Nkurunziza violated the constitution by running for a third term.
It's official: WHO says Liberia is Ebola-free
The World Health Organization has declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the 'monumental' achievement in the West African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people.
Explorers say Captain Kidd's pirate treasure found off Madagascar
But UN officials express concerns about the treasure hunters methods.
Burundi protests continue as African Union warns against election
At least four people were killed as President Pierre Nkurunziza vowed to seek a third term.
Burundi president confirms he will seek third term
Pierre Nkurunziza is ignoring massive protests and defying international pressure to run for re-election.
Starved survivors tell stories of hell as Boko Haram hostages
At least 10 to 15 rescued women are in the early to mid-stages of pregnancy.
Burundi protests as court clears president's third term bid
The judges reportedly had received death threats before the ruling.
Burundi police open fire on protestors as truce ends
At least 10 have been killed and almost 600 arrested since protests began April 26.
'No mercy' if French troops guilty of child sex abuse: Hollande
France's defense ministry says it's not trying to cover up the investigation.
UN experts say unrest threatens Burundi's fragile democracy
Opposition leaders say Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third straight term goes against both the constitution and a peace deal that ended a civil war in 2006.
More than 20,000 people are fleeing a police crackdown in Burundi
At least 7 people have so far been killed during protests against the president's effort to seek a third term.
UN slams 'dire conditions' at Libyan detention centers
Officials fear that the combination of rising temperatures, mosquitoes and poor ventilation could spread disease.
Africa isn't very happy with South Africa
A spate of xenophobic attacks has tarnished South Africa's image on the continent.
Dozens of troops killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger army
The exact number of casualties has yet to be determined.
The cost of Europe's failed migrant rescue policy: 1,694 lives and counting
Fewer rescue boats means more deaths.