African leaders have appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.

Balloon pair soar into history with new world record

Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean have made history by first matching, then surpassing the 5,209-mile official world distance record for human flight in ...

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Boris Johnson brands those leaving to join jihadist groups ‘w****rs’

Boris Johnson has labelled religious extremists lured by organisations such as Islamic State (IS) obsessed with pornography.

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Nigerian troops retake town from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have retaken a north east town and several villages from Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.

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Teenager held over Dutch TV gun incident

A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster is being held in custody as police investigate his motives.

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UK remembrance service for Winston Churchill

Events will be held today to mark the 50th anniversary of the funeral of former British Primer Minister Winston Churchill.

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Ukip leader Farage fears ‘dirtiest’ UK election yet

This year’s UK general election campaign could be the “dirtiest” Britain has seen, according to Nigel Farage.

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Anguish as Islamic State hostage swap hopes fade

The agony of the families of a captured journalist and fighter pilot is continuing after a sunset deadline for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by their Islamic ...

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