Canada

Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games

Canada is hosting this year’s North American Indigenous Games.

Russia

Russia’s Bolshoi theatre uses artificial intelligence to restore history

Artificial intelligence is being used to trace the cultural history of Russia's Bolshoi theatre.

Latin America

Mexico violence peaks with over 2,200 murders in June

Official data shows authorities nationwide recorded more than 12,100 homicide probes in the first six months of 2017.

Mexico violence peaks with over 2,200 murders in June

Senegal

Senegal starts offering methadone to help drug users

Senegal has become the first African nation to offer the drug methadone to help users overcome their addiction.

Asia

Afghanistan’s homes transformed into array of colour

The Afghan government has launched an ambitious urban regeneration project aimed at improving people's mental health.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia president: Police should shoot drug dealers

Joko Widodo supports increasing use of force against suspected drug traffickers as country faces 'narcotics emergency'.

Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers

Middle East

WHO: 5,000 suspected cholera cases recorded per day in Yemen

Rainy season is expected to exacerbate the disease outbreak that has already killed more than 1,800 people.

Latin America

South American leaders offer to mediate Venezuela crisis

South American leaders offered to broker talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition at a meeting of the Mercosur trading bloc in Argentina.

Australia

Australian art gallery holds sneaker exhibition

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is hosting an exhibition exploring the history and cultural significance of the sneaker.

Zimbabwe

Campaigning begins for 2018 Zimbabwe elections

Zimbabwe's main political parties have started campaigning for the 2018 election.

Weather

Severe storms lash New Zealand’s South Island

State of emergency declared as floods and mudslides batter southeast coast of Pacific Island nation.

Severe storms lash New Zealand’s South Island

Syria's Civil War

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'

Senior US army official says decision was 'tough' but not related to Syria ally Russia, as previous reports claimed.

CIA did not end Syria rebel support 'to appease Russia'