US police officer gunned down

A Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down on Friday night, with the alleged shooter facing murder charges.

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan came into effect in the Saturday evening hours after fresh clashes.

38 Swazi maidens die in bus crash

A road accident in Swaziland killed 38 girls and seriously injured 20 others who had been on their way to the Reed Dance.

Kurdish fighters free seven Iraq villages

Western-backed Kurdish fighters freed seven villages from the clasps of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq in recent days.