Asia Pacific

118 foreign detainees 'die' in Malaysia in two years

Report says more than half of the 118 dead are from Myanmar, the source for thousands of refugees coming to Malaysia.

Asia

Fighters blow themselves up with grenade in Bangladesh

Police come under grenade attack during a raid near the capital as violence continues to hit the South Asian nation.

Latin America

Venezuela's Maduro accused of 'coup' after court ruling

Critics accuse President Maduro of 'staging a coup' after top court's decision to take over powers assigned to Congress.

Europe

Georgia citizens now can travel to EU visa-free

The UK may have begun divorce proceedings to exit the European Union, but Georgia has moved a step closer to membership. Georgians can now travel visa-free to the EU's Shengen zone for up to 90 days.

Africa

US demands cuts to UN's DRC troop deployment

The United States is calling for cuts to the UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo before long-delayed elections are held this year. About 19,000 UN troops are protecting Congolese people from violence.

Syrian Refugees

Syrian critical after setting himself on fire in Greece

Man, 29, sustains burns to 85 percent of his body after incident inside the Vial centre on the Greek island of Chios.

Africa

Questions raised over South Africa's new minimum wage

South Africa's government is going to introduce the country's first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets. But some critics say at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.

Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo's airport bust a bust on social media

The Portuguese island of Madeira has renamed its main airport in honour of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. It's also unveiled a statue of its famous player, and one of the world’s most handsome men. But fans say the likeness looks nothing like him.

Asia Pacific

North Korea-Malaysia deal ends diplomatic spat

Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong-nam and allows North Koreans to depart, as Pyongyang frees Malaysians in return.

Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees surges in 2017

UN report says Turkey now hosts nearly three million Syrians, with 47,000 more coming since February alone.

Protests

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

Opposition parties complain that the emergency is being used to clamp down on their members and activities.

Middle East

Al Jazeera reporter spends 100th day in Egyptian jail

Qatar-based network calls for release of Mahmoud Hussein, who is being held in conditions that violate his human rights.