Asia

Thousands orphaned by Myanmar violence against Rohingya

The Aid agency Save the Children warns that more than 600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year. Many of them will probably be orphans who will need urgent assistance.

Asia Pacific

North Korea threatens to test hydrogen bomb

Warning termed 'totally unacceptable' by Japan even as North's leader vows to make 'mentally deranged' Trump pay dearly.

Middle East

Somalia chides regions for cutting ties with Qatar

Tensions in strategically located Somalia illustrate how far the political ripples from the Gulf dispute have spread.

Somalia chides regions for cutting ties with Qatar

Press Freedom

Cambodia: Switching off independent radio stations

Nearly a dozen stations have had licenses suspended without notice as media crackdown continues ahead of 2018 election.

Cambodia: Switching off independent radio stations

Canada

Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed indigenous people

Prime minister acknowledges the dark history of Canada's colonisation as one of "humiliation, neglect and abuse".

Trudeau tells UN Canada has failed indigenous people

North Korea

North Korea: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly'

Kim Jong-un responds to US president's 'totally destroy' threat by calling Donald Trump a 'rogue and a gangster'.

 Kim Jong-un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly'

Weather

At least 15 dead as Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica

Hundreds of homes destroyed and communication cut off as Category 4 storm devastates small Caribbean island nation.

Hurricane Maria leaves at least 15 dead in Dominica

Europe

Can Germany's Schulz make a comeback against Merkel?

Leader of Social Democratic Party is projected to win 22 percent of the vote in Sunday's federal elections in Germany.

Germany election: Martin Schulz profile

Africa

Odinga: Kenya's presidential vote results 'manipulated'

Presidential hopeful praises top court's decision to order Kenya's fresh election after claims of manipulation.

Odinga: Kenya's presidential vote results 'manipulated'

Africa

UN announces new deal to cut HIV drug costs

A deal announced at the UN will supply a new HIV drug to millions of patients in developing countries for $75 dollars, as opposed to $75 a day, which is the pill's price in the US.

Europe

EU’s refugee relocation plan set to end

Two years ago, the European Union asked member states to accept refugees seeking asylum in Italy and Greece, in order to alleviate the pressure on those countries. That relocation scheme will now end on Friday. It was a test of European solidarity.

Europe

EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East

Greek asylum chief says bloc should take in refugees straight from the Middle East to prevent undocumented migration.