China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said on Thursday.
Amnesty International has said that Nigeria's senior military officers received information of a Boko Haram offensive but failed to take action.
Star Proteas batsmen Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both scored centuries to set up a massive victory for SA at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.
African leaders are set to discuss economic recovery for countries affected by war and the Ebola virus at the African Union summit in Adis Ababa.
Serena Williams, after Venus' defeat, powered into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Dominika Cibulkova.
The strict law prohibits gay marriage, but 18-year-old Faruk Maiduguri told reporters that he and his friends were only celebrating his birthday.
The social network denied it was hacked, after a tweet suggested that hacking group Lizard Squad had been responsible for the outage.
Survivors return to Auschwitz on the 70th anniversary after victims were set free as leaders sound alarm.
The West Indies gained their first win in the five-match cricket ODI series after they looked doomed to defeat several times.
French president Francois Hollande hopes for close cooperation between Greece and France following Syriza's win in Sunday's elections in Athens.