Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said North Korea's leader "begged" for their summit to be rescheduled after the US president cancelled it.

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Emergency services in Guatemala are evacuating areas around the Fuego volcano after a new eruption sent lava spewing down its south side. At least 72 deaths have been reported since the volcano first erupted on Sunday, with many others missing.

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Cattle thieves have killed more than 20 people in Nigeria's northern state of Zamfara, officials say. The thieves arrived in the village of Zanoka on motorbikes, shooting at people and setting fire to their homes.

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Russia has accused the UK of inventing a "fake story" and "playing with fire" over the Salisbury spy poisoning.

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There are over 80,000 ghost police officers in Nigeria, data from the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has revealed.

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After days of speculation, it has been confirmed that North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has visited China. Rumours circulated earlier this week after local media reported a high-profile figure had arrived on a special train.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session have elected Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji of Nigeria as President of the Court for a three-year term with immediate effect.

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