At least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso on Sunday morning, the government said.
The long-awaited verdict of the Bangladesh hostage crisis in 2016 that took the lives of 22 people, including 18 foreigners, will be passed in a Dhaka court on Wednesday.
Thirteen French soldiers fighting jihadists in Mali were killed in an accident between two helicopters, the French presidency said on Tuesday, the single biggest loss of French troops in combat in the region since intervening there in 2013.
Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Sri Lankans trickled into polling centers early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy.