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Defendants in court yesterday during their trial over violence in Alexandria last year following the ousting of Mohamed Morsi. Ahmed Diini was arrested shortly after Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood was deposed

Egypt carries out first execution in mass trial of Mohamed Morsi supporters

Ramadan was convicted of murder over the 19-year-old's death

Policemen stand in a street near La Terrasse restaurant, in Bamako on March 7, 2015, after five people, including a French and a Belgian national

Mali nightclub attack: EU citizens among five dead after attackers storm club

Officials say shooting may be a terrorist attack

Phyllis Sortor, an American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria, has been released

US missionary Reverend Phyllis Sortor freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

Phyllis Sortor, of the Free Methodist Church, was abducted by gunmen on 23 February

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey contracted the disease after volunteering with Save the Children in Sierra Leone

British Ebola nurse appears on misconduct charge over whether symptoms were concealed

Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola, has been summoned for a hearing by the nursing regulator

Boko Haram is likely to plot attacks on the West, according to a Nigerian government minister

Globalisation of Boko Haram: Nigerian minister warns the West faces a new terror threat

The Nigerian jihadist group has so far only strayed into neighbouring countries, but a senior minister in Goodluck Jonathan’s government is warning the West that it faces a new terror threat

Nigerian police in Bauchi

Woman beaten to death in Nigerian market was 'mentally ill and not a suicide bomber', police say

Bauchi state police have said it is believed the woman 'had nothing to do with suicide bombing'

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Egyptian police arrest seven 'transsexuals' in Cairo on debauchery charges

The police say they created fake webpages to entrap the men

A man brandishes a knife in front of the cage

'Isis-themed wedding' sees couple hold first dance in a cage surrounded by men with knives

Balaclava-clad guests can be seen brandishing knives

The steep sides left the male elephant stuck fast in the mud

Watch: Elephant rescued from mud pit in Kenya by JCB

The animal is believed to have been trapped for 12 hours

Firemen battle a blaze near Cape Town

Cape Town wildfire: Dramatic pictures reveal devastation as fire rips through mountains

Huge blaze rages through Table Mountain for third day

A Chadian soldier peers into a burnt armoured vehicle displaying the black and white markings of insurgent group Boko Haram, after the Chadians destroyed it during a battle in Gambaru

Boko Haram fails to unite African allies as Chad and Cameroon wait for Nigerian support

Both Chad and Cameroon are desperate to defeat violent extremists Boko Haram. But they need Nigeria’s support

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, appears in a video in which he warns Cameroon it faces the same fate as Nigeria
Outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been in office since 2005

African leadership prize: Namibia's outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba scoops the world's most lucrative award worth $5m

The prize was set up by a British-Sudanese telecoms magnate to find a leader who had been democratically elected, governed well and then left office

One of the 'hyena boys' in a show in Nigeria. Picture: Journeyman Pictures

The hyena men of Nigeria: Nomads tame baboons and snakes to make them perform

Trainers claim the animals, which are kept chained and muzzled, 'enjoy' it

Child soldiers sit on 10 February with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration

Hundreds of boys 'kidnapped and forced into becoming child soldiers' in South Sudan

The children were seized while preparing for school exams in Wau Shilluk

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

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

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
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

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

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
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘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
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

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