Africa

CAR president urges UN to boost peacekeeping forces

Faustin-Archange Touadera, Central African Republic president, has urged the UN to boost its peacekeeping force in the country. Speaking at a news conference before the UN General Assembly, he warned of a surge in violence.

Racism

US: Berkeley braces for week of far-right events

Rallies planned as far-right events slated to host ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon and anti-Muslim figure Pamela Geller.

Berkeley: Protests planned against 'Free Speech Week'

United Kingdom

UK police charge teen over London Underground attack

Ahmed Hassan, 18, will face court on Friday after being charged with attempted murder following attack that injured 30.

London: Police charge teen over Parsons Green attack

Asia

'Indian shooting' kills six Pakistanis across border

Pakistani military says at least six civilians dead and dozens wounded in exchange of fire across the de-facto border.

'Indian shooting' kills six Pakistanis across border

Asia Pacific

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

Voters in New Zealand are heading to the polls on Saturday in one of the most hotly contested general elections in years.

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan: Competitive ballroom dancing struggles to find fans

Competitive ballroom dance has been recognised as a sport for two decades by the International Olympic Committee. But it is still a struggle to convince sports fans that they are real athletes.

US & Canada

Alabama Senate race highlights Republican divisions

US President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Alabama on Friday to get support for a Republican candidate running for the Senate, but the campaign is exposing deep divisions within the Republican Party.

Europe

Uber to lose licence to operate in London

Transport authority declares US ride-booking company not 'fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence'.

Uber to lose its licence to operate in London

Asia Pacific

Mobs in Myanmar target non-Rohingya Muslims

As the crisis spirals, Muslims in Myanmar who are not Rohingya fear they too will be targeted. There have already been a few angry mobs in central Myanmar, where a Muslim shop owner's business was ransacked.

Asia

US report puts Afghan security deficiencies in focus

Trump and Ghani hold talks in New York as report says US approach to Afghanistan lacked 'whole of government approach'.

Europe

German Chancellor Merkel experiences boost in ratings

Opinion polls in Germany suggest Angela Merkel and her party are heading for a clear win in Sunday's general election. The German chancellor is unchallenged within her party, and her position among world politicians is equally high.

Latin America

Mexico continues search for earthquake survivors

Operations under way but report of miraculous rescue of girl trapped under rubble of school in Mexico City proves false.

Latin America

Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico's capital

Hurricane Maria is picking up strength as it makes its way across the Caribbean. The storm, which began as a Category 5, was downgraded on Wednesday, but is now back up to a Category 3.