A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
World number one Novak Djokovic fought off defending champion Stan Wawrinka over five sets to reach his fifth Australian Open final on Friday, where he will meet Andy Murray.
Under the glare of TV camera lights, they have gathered over the past few nights outside the Royal Court in the Jordanian capital of Amman in a brazen display of rage against the policies of the reigning absolute monarch.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union (AU) chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS
Thursday’s quarter-final draw at the Africa Cup of Nations has set up a historic clash between the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighbours Congo Brazzaville, as well as a showdown between favourites Algeria and Ivory Coast.
The bitter rivalry between Australian Open finalists Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova took root on the hallowed Wimbledon turf in 2004 and is still thriving more than a decade later -- both on and off the court.
JORDAN - JAPAN
Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remained in limbo Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
A Google traffic app that allows users to tag the location of police has come under fire from US law enforcement for allegedly endangering officers’ lives. But supporters of Waze say police are simply uncomfortable being monitored by the public.
The African Union has endorsed a plan to set up a regional task force of 7,500 to fight Boko Haram militants, a senior official said on Thursday, in a key step towards securing UN Security Council backing.
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was awarded a special prize at the 42nd International Angoulême Comics Festival on Thursday, three weeks after two gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on the publication’s office in Paris.
Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least 26 security officers, officials said.
France boasts one of the world’s most advanced laws regulating the use of civilian drones, and could offer inspiration to Washington as it begins to craft its own rules on the increasingly popular devices.