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News from the Global South


Somalia pirates' hostages freed after five years
Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say.

Death toll in Cameroon train crash rises to 70
The number of people killed in a train crash in Cameroon on Friday rises to 70, with 600 injured.

Burkina Faso 'foils coup plot by forces loyal to Compaore'
Burkina Faso has foiled a coup plot by forces loyal to ousted President Blaise Compaore and arrested at least 10 people, a minster says.

Venezuelans protest after quashed referendum
Venezuelan government opponents marched through Caracas after officials blocked their attempts to hold a referendum.

More than 170 inmates break out of Haiti jail
More than 170 inmates escape from a Haitian prison in Arcahaie, 45km (30 miles) north of the capital Port-au-Prince.