'Child marriages set to soar in Africa'

Child marriages in Africa are set to more than double by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken, UNICEF warned.

'Britain should join Syria air strikes'

Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State in Syria and should not "sub-contract" its security to allies, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

15 die in Russian helicopter crash

Fifteen people were killed in Russia on Thursday when a civilian helicopter crashed in Siberia, regional authorities said.

Kenyans gather for pope's first mass

Huge crowds braved heavy rains they hailed as "God's blessing" on Thursday to take part in Pope Francis' first open-air mass in Africa, singing and dancing in the centre of the Kenyan capital.