A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month.
Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge.
He is accused of hitting the woman during an argument at the venue.
On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said he had accepted Mr Manana's resignation, and...
Police in Finland say a knifeman who killed two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday appeared to choose women as targets.
They are treating the attack as a terrorist incident.
The suspect, arrested after being shot by police, is an 18-year-old Moroccan. Four other Moroccans have been held.
The two people stabbed to death were both Finnish. Eight people were also injured,...
The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has failed to appear at the start of a regional leaders summit in South Africa.
Grace Mugabe, 52, is claiming diplomatic immunity after she was accused of assaulting a model last week.
She had been due to take part in the first ladies' programme at the summit.
The authorities say she remains in South Africa and her request for immunity is...
A state funeral has been held in Pakistan for a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to battling leprosy.
Ruth Pfau, who lived in Pakistan for more than 50 years, set up 150 leprosy clinics across the country.
Her efforts meant that in 1996 the disease was declared to have been brought under control.
A member of staff at Dr Pfau's national leprosy centre, Yasmeen Morris, said her...
Seven people have been wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut, security sources say.
The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police.
The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition, the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency reports.
Russia's Investigations Committee said it had identified the...
The driver in Thursday's van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.
They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, now named by Spanish media as the suspected driver.
A man previously reported as the key suspect, Moussa Oukabir, 17, was one of five men killed by police after a later attack in Cambrils, west of...
A man has been arrested in Taipei after injuring a military policeman outside Taiwan's presidential building using a samurai sword.
The man, surnamed Lu, allegedly stole the sword from a museum. He was carrying a Chinese flag and told police he was expressing his political views.
The injured guard was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Taiwan is self-ruling but is considered...
Police in Finland say they have shot a man who reportedly stabbed several people in the south-western city of Turku.
The man has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say.
Police have warned other attackers may remain at large, and asked people to stay away from the city centre.
The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. One image showed a...
The suspects in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were planning one or more bigger attacks than those that were carried out, police say.
Catalonia's police chief said blasts in a town south of Barcelona on Wednesday deprived the plotters of bomb material, forcing them to carry out simpler attacks using vehicles to ram crowds.
A manhunt is under way for Moussa Oukabir, 18, suspected of...
Vietnam is battling a raging dengue fever outbreak with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week.
The number of infected represents a 42-percent increase over the same period last year along with seven more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.
A total of 90,626 people have been infected, of whom 76,848 have been hospitalised and 24 have died.