Boko gunmen massacre 80

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have shot dead almost 80 people in Nigeria's north-east.

IS burns Iraqi fighters alive

The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online.

Nigerian gunmen kidnap journalist

Gunmen in Nigeria's southern oil city Port Harcourt have kidnapped a senior journalist working for a private national newspaper.

EU urged to defend migrants' 'dignity'

European Union leaders on Sunday called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.