Stabbings ratchet up Israel tensions

A spate of knife attacks has spread fear and defied attempts by Israeli authorities to contain Palestinian unrest.

Alexievich wins Nobel Literature Prize

Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honoured for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.

Palestinian teen stabs Israeli

A 15-year-old Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli man in Jerusalem on Thursday before being arrested, police said.

Kagame term challenge dismissed

Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge to constitutional changes designed to allow President Paul Kagame to run for a third term.