Johannesburg (AFP) - South African President Jacob Zuma said Saturday he has cancelled a state visit to Indonesia in order to deal with a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants and other foreigners.
Bamako (AFP) - Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN mission said Saturday.
Ankara (AFP) - Drive-by shooters early Saturday fired on Turkey's main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.
Lagos (AFP) - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.
Canicattini Bagni (Italy) (AFP) - In the green hills of southeastern Sicily, the Don Bosco Oasis hotel is turning tourists away this season.
Manila (AFP) - The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar.
Kathmandu (AFP) - Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.
Khartoum (AFP) - Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's general elections, its editor-in-chief said.
Rome (AFP) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged the international community to act over a deadly surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy via perilous sea crossings from north Africa.
Seoul (AFP) - Hundreds of protestors clashed with police in Seoul on Saturday after families of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster were prevented from marching to the president's residence.
Tehran (AFP) - Australia's foreign minister on Saturday hailed Iran's efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated.