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Boko Haram: Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari pledges to 'spare no effort' halting Islamist threat

Return of former military ruler cheers nation plagued by corruption and jihadist violence

Isis weapons seized in Libya by Brigade 166

The weapons were seized by the Misrata fighters following battles with Isis this week

Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress party (APC) celebrate in Kano after Buhari swept to victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections

Nigeria election: Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari wins presidential poll as Goodluck Jonathan pays price for failure to tackle Boko Haram threat

Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Mr Buhari has become the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box – putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy

Opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, center, arrives to validate his voting card using a fingerprint reader, prior to casting his vote later in the day, in his home town of Daura, Nigeria Saturday, March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls Saturday in presidential elections which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.

Nigeria election 2015: Muhammadu Buhari wins in historic presidential election

Muhammadu Buhari was neck-and-neck with the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan just days ago

Muhammadu Buhari has recorded majority victories in key northern states, including winning 1.1 million votes in the flashpoint city of Kaduna

Nigeria election: Tense wait for results as race between Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari remains too close to call

Vote-rigging allegations spark fears of violence after presidential poll

Tunisian security services near the scene of the attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis

Tunis museum shooting: Khaled Chaieb, leading suspect in attack, killed in anti-terror operation, says PM

Twenty-one people, mainly foreigners, and two gunmen were killed in the attack,with another woman dying of her injuries over the weekend

Malawi plans to burn ivory worth more than £5m to mark the UN’s World Wildlife Day on Thursday

Malawi to burn its £5m ivory stockpile this week - and demonstrate its commitment to wildlife conservation

Plans for the world's most expensive bonfire proves that saving the elephant is ultimately worth more to the impoverished country

Women cast their vote in Daura, the home town of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria election: Country goes to the polls amid technical glitches - and Boko Haram attacks that leave 41 dead

Islamists fire at people at polling stations in the north, warning them not to vote and claiming the electoral process was corrupt

Nigeria election: Voting to carry on into Sunday following Boko Haram attacks and technical issues

Six people were killed by militant group on election day

Escorted by security forces, rescue workers are seen outside the Bardo Museum in Tunis following the attack earlier this month

Father of Bardo Museum gunman: 'I feel as much sorrow for the tourists as I do for my son'

The father of one of the Bardo Museum gunmen says his son, who attended a Libyan jihadi training camp, was manipulated into carrying out the attack

Nigerian troops inspect a former Boko Haram headquarters

Strikes on Boko Haram revealed on eve of Nigerian election

Mr Jonathan said no political ambition could justify violence or bloodshed

Corporal Anna Cross said that medical staff at the Royal Free were “the best in the world”

Ebola in the UK: Nurse who contracted Ebola thanks 'incredible' NHS team that cured her

Military reservist and NHS intensive care nurse Anna Cross said that medical staff at the Royal Free were 'the best in the world'

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Video shows man confront 'drunk' South African police officer after he 'tried to run his son off the road'

The police are now investigating the video after it received 300,000 views in 24 hours

Soldier walks through a burnt out house in Bama

Newly released footage from liberated Nigerian town Bama shows 'destruction, devastation and dead bodies' left by Boko Haram

Bama was liberated two weeks ago after a week-long battle between Nigerian forces and the Islamic militants

Remi Sonaiya, the first woman to run for president in Nigeria

Nigeria election: The country's first-ever female presidential candidate hoping to inspire other women to become politically active

It is a country where the kidnapping of 279 girls barely registers on the President’s agenda, yet most women are still not interested in Saturday's ballot. But a 60-year-old grandmother is fighting to change this

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A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own