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Back to school jitters in Syria's Ghouta

More than 4 million Syrian students are heading back to school this month in areas under government control across the country, the education ministry says.

Restructuring Nigeria becomes an election issue

Nigeria's former vice-president Atiku Abubakar said this week he was in favour of handing more powers to the country's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory if he wins in February next year.

Trump says Woodward's White House book a 'scam'

The book, combined with an incendiary unsigned article in 'The New York Times' by a senior member of Donald Trump's administration, has sparked yet another crisis for the White House.

Kenyan police detain another Chinese journalist

Police entered the offices of the 'China Daily' newspaper in Nairobi demanding the documents of staff before hauling deputy bureau chief Liu Hongjie to the police station despite having verified his work permit online

Yemen rebels refuse to join Geneva talks until conditions met

The conditions include the transport of wounded rebels to Oman and the repatriation of rebels who have already received treatment there and a guarantee that the Huthi delegation would be allowed to return to the rebel-held capital Sanaa after the talks.

For sale: Australian pub in the middle of nowhere

The 134-year-old Birdsville Hotel is the sole watering hole for the town of Birdsville with a population of 140 people, and having a drink there has become a must-do for the tourists who make the trek to the town.