The attack took place at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Militants attack university in Kabul

24 Aug Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, according to an official and students trapped inside classrooms.

A Turkish tank approaches the border

Turkey targets IS position in Syrian border town

24 Aug Turkish tank units have crossed the border and entered Syria as part of a military operation backed by jets and US-led coalition warplanes to clear the so-called Islamic State militant group from the Syrian border town of Jarabulus.

Two Tunisian women swim at a beach near Tunis, one wearing a burkini

Burkini creator says bans good for sales

23 Aug Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim women, the Australian credited with creating the design said.

Johannesburg is South Africa's largest city, and key to its economy

ANC loses control of Johannesburg council

23 Aug South Africa's ruling ANC has lost control of the economic hub of Johannesburg for the first time since the end of apartheid, after local government councillors elected an opposition candidate as mayor.

Bagpipe player had inhaled fungi growing inside pipes

Musicians warned after 'bagpipe lung' death

23 Aug Musicians are urged to clean their wind instruments regularly after British doctors reported that "bagpipe lung" had killed a man who inhaled fungi growing inside his pipes.

Images released by Virgin Trains show empty seats on the train Jeremy Corbyn was on

CCTV footage casts doubt over Corbyn train claim

23 Aug CCTV footage has been released appearing to show British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn walking past empty train seats before he was filmed sitting on the floor complaining about the "completely ram-packed" carriages.