One is a baker's son who has been a stringent advocate for independence for years while the other is a bullfighting and cigar aficionado at the forefront of Spanish politics for more than a decade.
With its elephants being slaughtered in staggering numbers, Mali created an armed brigade to defend them. The force faces threats not only from poachers but also terrorists and bandits.
Anti-independence protesters who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain will take to the streets of Barcelona later as the country remains mired in a constitutional crisis.
The "bloody hour" is a show of solidarity with women and a means to spark debate, the creators say.
But it's going ahead following the defeat of so-called Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
Shaimaa Khalil remembers the first time she was groped as a child in Egypt.
The Reformation shattered the authority of the Catholic Church, but there are signs that divisions have finally been set aside.
One school board sent a checklist to parents to help them navigate the celebration.
With unemployment soaring, Prineville, Oregon, feared extinction. Then a mysterious email arrived.
Savitri Devi, a devotee of Aryanism, once seemed destined to fade into obscurity. Not any more.
Shipping containers are being turned into homes in Kenya.
The independence bid by Catalonia has seen a surge of flags being bought by people by way of showing their political views. So what are Spain's flags and what do they mean?
Spain's government says Carles Puigdemont has a right to continue in politics and stand in new polls.
The former US president has been summoned in Illinois and plans to serve, a court official says.
The Convention of Migratory Species includes chimpanzees, leopards and vultures on its list.
Six people were killed in western Kenya and shops were burned in Nairobi as confusion and mistrust surrounding the repeated election spread.
A team of lawyers investigating the killing of Berta Cáceres, an environmentalist, say state agents and senior executives of an energy company were involved.
The Shabab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack on a hotel popular with government ministers and Somali business leaders.
The authorities say hundreds of illegal gold miners acted in revenge after their boats were seized.
Catalonia's Declaration of Independence has caused widespread anger amongst many people in the region who want to remain part of Spain.
Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah are the latest actresses to level accusations against the mogul.
A debate is raging in both Japan and South Korea about the nuclear option, driven by the North’s rapidly advancing capabilities and concern the United States might hesitate to defend its allies.
Mogadishu is hit by two explosions, two weeks after a huge bomb there killed more than 350 people.
Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the early 1990s.
William Summers' investigative skills resulted in Australia's deputy prime minister losing his seat.
Demonstrators have gathered in Madrid to call for a united Spain.
Police in Dar es Salaam accuse the group of 'promoting homosexuality' - a charge the lawyers deny.
Two car bombs have exploded outside of a hotel in Mogadishu and gunfire has been heard inside, according to Somali police.
Carles Puigdemont, fired by the Spanish national government, insisted that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was removing a democratically elected administration.
The 29-year-old man is suspected of involvement in a series of attacks that left a former Greek prime minister seriously injured.
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