Just after midnight on Sunday ?suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Maiduguri. The militants began the attack in the Njimtilo area.
An undated video shows a knife-wielding man holding two men captive, threatening to execute them should Japan not pay a $200-million ransom.
People displaced by Boko Haram attacks might have another blow dealt to them, as they would have to return to their hometowns to be eligible to vote.
The terrorist organisation says it was responsible for the attack that saw 17 people killed, as the latest edition of the satirical weekly sold out.
Official sources say that two people were killed and more - at least five - taken hostage by a gunman at a grocery store in Paris.
There have been two more attacks in France, including a shootout at police and an explosion near a mosque.
France fears further attacks as police hunt for the three men who killed 12 people at the magazine known for lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.
Republicans look to challenge President Barack Obama on energy, Cuba and immigration at the upcoming US Congress this week.
Royal officials come to the defense of Prince Andrew following claims of a sexual nature made against the Duke of York.
Spain's ruling People's Party leads opinion poll as a survey reveals that 44% of the majority would vote against the newcomer socialists, Podemos.