$1.6bn U.S. Powerball jackpot to be split between 3 winning tickets

The winning numbers are 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.

U.S. largest ever lottery prize hits $1.5 billion

Winner will get $930m instant payment or $1.5bn instalments in 29 years.

24 million children out of school – UNICEF

UNICEF says South Sudan had the highest proportion of the number.

10 killed in Turkey tourist hub blast

A source said nine of those killed were Germans.

Obama announces suspension of South Africa from trade benefits

The suspension was because South Africa failed to meet the requirements of a trade deal.

Trump threatens to pull $1billion investment if banned from entering UK

Mr. Trump drew widespread anger after his proposal to stop Muslims entering the U.S.

UN Secretary-General’s envoy to visit Saudi Arabia, Iran

Saudi Arabia cut off diplomatic relations with Iran on Sunday, following the execution of Sheikh al-Nimr and 46 other prisoners by Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Syrian journalist shot dead in Turkey

Turkish authorities said they have opened an investigation

China abolishes 1-child policy, couples can now have two children

The policy of one child per couple was implemented in the 1970s to control population growth.

Japan, South Korea to seek breakthrough in sex slavery row

Japan demands removal of a girl statue symbolising the sexual slavery in South Korea.

Muslims praying

Germany closes mosque for promoting violence

A German official says the mosques raises money from terrorist organisations.

Yemen ceasefire has started, UN says

UN says government representatives and Houthi rebels had arrived for talks.

3,200 migrants die in the Mediterranean in one year

Mr. Parego says Europe always found resources to drop bombs, but not to save innocent victims.


U.S. confirms death of top Islamic State leader in Libya

Mr. Nabil died in the strike carried out by F-15 aircraft on a compound in the city of Derna.


U.S. born al Shabaab militant surrenders- Official

The militant said he found out that the al Shabaab ideology is wrong.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel

Number of asylum seekers in Germany soars to 965,000

Number trumps previous estimates set for the whole year.

Justice court law

Ex-diplomat in court for sexual assault, black magic ritual

The man was accused of using black magic to make a woman love him.

Vladimir Putin

Turkey rejects Russia’s demand for apology over downed jet

Putin says Turkish leaders violated international laws.

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration mass on 19 March 2013.

Vatican sues journalists who leaked Catholic Church’s confidential information

The Vatican is a sovereign state with its own judicial system and should the accused not appear in court, the trial will go ahead in their absence.

US tells EgyptAir not to carry packages on passenger aircraft

Freight packages will only be transported on separate cargo aircraft

Russia confirms plane that crashed over Sinai was shot down

The crash killed all 224 people on board.

Vladimir Putin

Islamic State funding comes from 40 countries, including G20 – President Putin

The Russian President says the fight against Islamic State is a greater priority than political reform in Syria.

EXCLUSIVE: Many more people killed in Nigeria despite unprecedented N1.48trillion arms spending

The number of deaths caused by insurgency and violence increased as more money was spent on armament.

Britain foiled seven planned attacks in six months – Cameron

Cameron says British government would review its security following Paris attacks

Paris Attacks: G20 leaders vow action, warns against associating terrorism with religion

The G20 is predominantly an economic forum, set up in the wake of the global financial crisis.