The number of children used by Nigeria's Boko Haram to stage suicide bombings has risen more than 10-fold in one of the most "horrific" aspects of the Islamist insurgency, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any write off of Greek debt, claiming that banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts. At the same time she insisted that she wants Greece to stay in the Eurozone.
Ngozi and Charles, the couple of critically endangered Western lowland gorillas, are the proud parents of a baby gorilla born last week at the Toronto Zoo. Mother and baby are doing well, but gender of the newborn has not yet been determined.
UPDATE Boston and surrounding areas remain in lock down after one bombing suspect has been killed, the other still at large. One suspect was in custody while being transported to a hospital but later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
For years the existence of the African forest elephant has been under threat and now an alarming new report shows just how endangered they are. The report says that the elephants face the threat of extinction and possibly within a decade.
France’s reputation for influence-peddling and widespread corruption in Africa is nobody’s secret, but Nicolas Sarkozy's reactions to the current electoral deadlock in the Ivory Coast indicate that France's shadowy African era may be coming to an end.
Noam and Aviva are the parents of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier captured by Hamas in 2006. Since months they are camped in front of Israeli Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. Here a short interview to Noam Shalit.