Kenya

Air France flight bomb scare a 'false alarm'

Airline boss says device that forced flight from Mauritius to Paris to land in Kenya did not present any danger.

Air France flight bomb scare a 'false alarm'

Kenya

Air France passengers questioned over suspected bomb

Flight from Mauritius to Paris forced to make emergency landing in Mombasa after explosive device found, official says.

Air France passengers questioned over suspected bomb

Africa

Changing fortunes of Mauritius' ousted leaders

A snap election call backfired in December, and now former high-level officials face a raft of corruption charges.

Changing fortunes of Mauritius' ousted leaders

Asia

Modi to be sworn in as India's new PM

Statements hint at smaller central government as South Asian leaders prepare to attend formal inauguration ceremony.

Modi to be sworn in as India's new PM

US & Canada

Sri Lankans still searching for missing sons

UN considers independent inquiry into rights abuses in Sri Lanka war which left 100,000 dead and many missing.

Sport

Issues on the FIFA Congress agenda

From tackling racism to addressing gender inequalities, those at the 63rd FIFA Congress will have plenty to talk about.

Issues on the FIFA Congress agenda

Asia

Colombo summit overshadowed by rights row

Sri Lanka government criticised over alleged war crimes against ethnic Tamils as Commonwealth leaders meet.

Business & Economy

Study finds growth not helping Africa's poor

Survey says African countries have failed to reduce poverty despite economic growth experienced over the past decade.

Study finds growth not helping Africa's poor

Inside Story

Rwanda: A democracy in the making?

As Rwandans are heading to the polls, we ask whether these elections will be transparent, free and fair.

Sport

Malawi report Keshi to FIFA for racism

After Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi calls Tom Sainfiet crazy and 'a white dude', the Malawi FA makes a complaint.

Malawi report Keshi to FIFA for racism

US & Canada

US extends embassy closures

State department says 19 embassies in Middle East and Africa would be closed for up to a week "out of caution".

US extends embassy closures

Sport

Blatter takes up Palestinian plight

With travel restrictions placed on Palestinian players, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is aiming to highlight their cause.

Blatter takes up Palestinian plight

Asia Pacific

'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism

Japan diplomat faces calls for resignation after video shows him telling delegates at a UN meeting to "shut up".

'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism

Sport

First woman elected to FIFA's executive body

Burundi's Lydia Nsekera elected to serve full four-year term on executive committee of football's world governing body.

First woman elected to FIFA's executive body

Sport

FIFA to get tough on racism

World football's governing body agrees sanctions in fight against racism, including match bans and financial penalties.

FIFA to get tough on racism