Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has gone on trial on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.

At least 25 people, including three children, have been killed in bombardment by the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip, just a day after the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch an inquiry into the ongoing Israeli offensive's alleged violations of international laws.

Suspected Boko Haram members Wednesday destroyed a bridge at Ngala town of Borno State near the border between Nigeria and Cameroon, reports BBC Hausa Service.

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) Chairman, and Governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu has on behalf of the forum condemned the twin blast that claimed several lives of Nigerians in Kaduna on Wednesday.

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Tuesday said it would begin enforcement of the new drivers’ licence and number plate on Aug. 1.

President Goodluck Jonathan hosted former Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi for the first time since Sanusi became the Emir of Kano on Wednesday.

Central African Republic's mainly Muslim Seleka rebels signed a ceasefire with the "anti-balaka" Christian militia on Wednesday, after having dropped their demand for the country to be split in two along religious lines.

A passenger train has crashed into a school bus in southern India, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials say.

A condemned Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after being administered with a lethal injection in what his defence lawyer described as a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes.