At least 53 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. As many as 41 children may be among the victims, officials say, and more than 10 are listed as missing.
Egyptians have begun three days of voting to elect a new president, in an election expected to produce a landslide for the incumbent. There are few doubts that President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi will win a second term after most challengers withdrew.
A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent.
CIA director Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump's decision to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the president understands the risks. Mr Trump "isn't doing this for theatre, he is going there to solve a problem," the spy chief told Fox News Sunday.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship filed a federal lawsuit against Wayne State University on Tuesday after it was derecognized as an official student group by the Michigan public school because of a policy requiring its leaders to be Christian.
The announcement Sunday that China will drop term limits on the presidency clears the way for Xi Jinping to rule the country indefinitely.
Given an opportunity to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Wole Soyinka would tell him: “Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.” The Nobel Laureate said this, yesterday, during a press conference titled: “Nomads and Nation: Valentine Card or Valedictory Rites” at Freedom Park, Lagos.