IS jihadists have launched a wave of attacks against military checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 15 soldiers.

New Ebola death in Liberia

A teenage boy has died from Ebola in Liberia - more than a month after the country was declared Ebola free.
Egypt's top public prosecutor was killed by a car bomb attack on his convoy on Monday, the most senior state official to die at the hands of militants since the...
A gunman disguised as a tourist opened fire at a Tunisian hotel with a weapon he had hidden in an umbrella, killing 39 people, including foreign tourists.
Ten people are dead and 30 have been injured in a suicide blast in Nigeria, carried out by a girl believed to be just 12 years old.
At least 15 people have died in clashes in the town of Afgoye in southern Somalia.
Forty people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks on two Niger villages, with the attackers pillaging stores and burning homes.
UNICEF says 129 children were killed in fighting in South Sudan in May, with girls being raped and boys being castrated and left to bleed out.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday in defiance of a Pretoria court that later said he should have been arrested to face genocide...
Two separate bus accidents in Egypt have killed 23 people and injured 17 others.
The old 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar note will fetch only 40 US cents in a new exchange rate, but are fetching much more on eBay.
New South Wales’ South Sudanese community have condemned its members fighting in conflicts overseas, saying they will face the legal consequences on their own.
Of the more than 170,000 migrants who reached Italy by boat last year only a third sought asylum there.
A human rights inquiry says the Eritrean Government may have committed crimes against humanity, including torture and enforced labour.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on August 21 after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide of his...
Advertisement
Advertisement

Editor's Choice

Our pick of the best content from SBS News & Current Affairs and our content partners.

They’re sold as the holiday of a lifetime, and with more than a million Australians taking a cruise this year the industry is booming. But for the families of...
If you succumb to the tyranny of the urgent, you can find yourself going days, or even weeks, without touching the important stuff.
Indigenous families in Sydney and Melbourne are being called upon to host the AFL's Indigenous rookies from regional Australia.
The Pink Sari campaign in NSW aims to encourage women from migrant communities to get screened for breast cancer, and organisers hope its success will inspire...
In recent years Melbourne has received a flood of new arrivals who've sought help from family and friends to find work.
There’s no doubt fasting during the month of Ramadan is hard, but there are concerns some people may be over-rewarding themselves for their religious sacrifice,...