Sierra Leone opposition calls for election result boycott

Sierra Leone People's Party has called on members to boycott government proceedings, claiming electoral fraud had undermined the recent elections.

Record breaker Bolt named Athlete of the Year

Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has been named World Athlete of the Year for a record fourth time by the IAAF.

Families of murdered Colorado theatre-goers to be compensated

The families of 12 people killed in July in a movie theatre massacre will receive $220000 each from a special relief fund.

Post-war Sierra Leone’s elections a test of democracy

With Sierra Leone still recovering from a long and bloody civil war, citizens will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.

Apple’s map flop and the battle for mobile control

Renowned perfectionist Steve Jobs would likely not have been pleased with Friday's launch of the new iPhone 5 in North America and other countries.

Floods and mudslides in India leave 35 dead and many more missing

The latest bout of heavy rains in Northern India has brought the total to over 580 people killed by heavy monsoon rains across India since June.

Ronaldo’s ‘sadness’ exasperates Real Madrid

Real Madrid officials have been put on the back foot by an outburst by Cristiano Ronaldo, during which he said he was "sad" and upset about the club.

Germany to consider aid cuts after Zim seizes Save game reserve

The seizure by the government of a massive, prized wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe could spark a targeted withdrawal of Western aid, diplomats say.

Fifa: Blatter must clear up or he is gone

Fifa must become fully transparent in order to complete its reform and not even president Joseph Blatter is not safe in his job its ethics body says.

Churchgoers killed in new Nigeria attack

At least 16 people have been killed after gunmen - who residents believe to be Boko Haram extremists - attacked a church in Nigeria.

EU: Mugabe sanctions will remain until peaceful elections occur

The EU has denied media reports that it is planning to lift sanctions on Robert Mugabe or "anyone involved in continued abuses of human rights".

Algeria celebrates 50 years of independence

Algeria's Abdelaziz Bouteflika has led celebrations marking its independence with a tribute to the those who died fighting 132 years of French rule.

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