A roadside poster shows photograph of Imam Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram

Over 100 girls abducted from Nigerian school

15 Apr Suspected Islamist insurgents abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, a teacher has said.

The launch of the Blue-fin 21 marked a new phase in the six week search for flight MH370

Underwater drone use halted in Malaysia search

15 Apr A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean has had its first mission cut short after exceeding its 4.5km depth limit.