Europe

German coalition talks fail after FDP walks out

Chancellor Merkel announces the failure of talks, as the EU's largest economy gets closer to a possible new election.

German coalition talks fail after FDP walks out

US & Canada

Serial killer Charles Manson dies aged 83

The notorious American serial killer Charles Manson has died. The cult leader from the 1960s passed away of natural causes in hospital at the age of 83.

Latin America

US seeks lower trade deficit in NAFTA talks

The fifth round of talks to update the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have begun in Mexico City.

Asia Pacific

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam

Downpour triggers flooding in the storm-weary country, with with 182 millimetres of rain reported in Quy Nhon.

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam

Gaza

Rafah border crossing to remain open for two more days

Egypt opened the Gaza border on Saturday after Hamas handed control of the crossing over to the Palestinian Authority.

Rafah border crossing to remain open for two more days

Yemen

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Watchdog group finds that attacks by Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels killed more than 100 civilians in October.

Hundreds of rights violations documented in Yemen

Kenya

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta victory in rerun vote

Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in a rerun vote that was held in October.

Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta's victory

Zimbabwe

Mugabe ignores ruling party's deadline to quit

Anxiety on the streets as a noon deadline for president to resign expires, as imposed by the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Latin America

Chile election: will it be Pinera or Guillier?

The first round of voting for Chile’s president did not deliver a clear winner and will go to a runoff in December between the top two candidates. Coming in third was a surprise performance by Beatriz Sanchez, a left-wing coalition candidate.

Poverty

Toxic cost of rubbish scavenging in East Timor

Scavengers as young as eight years old eke out a living in unimaginable conditions at the Tibar landfill near Dili.

Toxic cost of rubbish scavenging in East Timor

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans on social media react to Mugabe's speech

After President Robert Mugabe defies calls to resign in anticipated speech, many take to Twitter to express their views.

Zimbabwe: Social media reacts to Robert Mugabe's speech

Social media

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report