West African leaders are in The Gambia to try to persuade Yahya Jammeh to cede power to his elected successor.
Mr Jammeh has asked for the deadline for him to leave office or be forced out by UN-backed forces to be extended until 16:00GMT on Friday.
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy has quit, Al Jazeera has learned, amid rising political tensions as Yahya Jammeh refuses to step down as president despite losing a December election.
As a result of the bomb blast in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has suspended a press conference it had planned to hold after the meeting of its National Executive Council, NEC, in Kano State.
It was gathered that a Professor and two others were killed in the blast, while thirteen others were said to have been rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Nearly 100 people are missing after a boat packed with refugees and migrants sank off the Libyan coast, killing at least eight, according to the Italian coastguard.
A baby has been born with four legs and two male sex organs at a hospital in India. The baby was born at 4.23am on Saturday to parents Lalitamma and Chennabasava and doctors said it was a normal delivery.
Samsung's probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries.
The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.
A couple banked half a million pounds and spent thousands on long-haul holidays, cars and private schooling, despite claiming to be unemployed.
Salina Sharif, 46, and Shiraz Amjad Sharif, 45, lived a ‘lavish lifestyle’ funded by money laundered from a drugs empire.
Donald Trump has pledged to unify America as he addressed cheering supporters at a concert on the eve of his presidential inauguration.
Speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, the president-elect also promised to bring change.
Israel has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem, after the staunch pro-Israel US President Donald Trump took office.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital Bucharest and other cities in protest at government plans to release around 3,000 prisoners.
In Bucharest some protesters broke through police lines and headed towards government buildings.