22 October 2011
Last updated at 19:35 ET
The Libyan commander whose forces captured Col Gaddafi tells the BBC of the ex-leader's last moments and says he tried to keep him alive.
The United Nations children's organisation, Unicef, has discovered an outbreak of polio in Madagascar.
A cameraman for the Nigerian state-run television network is killed in northern Nigeria, apparently by Islamist militants Boko Haram.
Former Zambia coach Dario Bonetti says he will be taking the country's Football Association to Fifa over a breach of contract.
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