News

Trump says US culture 'ripped apart' by statue removals

President adds fuel to fire by mourning loss of statues memorialising Confederate era amid Charlottesville fallout.

Trump says US culture 'ripped apart' by statue removals

Latin America

Colombia's surge in cocaine production hinders security efforts

A new United Nations report shows that coca production in Colombia has surged to levels not seen in two decades.

Politics

Anti-Muslim Australia politician attempts 'burqa stunt'

Far-right politician Pauline Henson wore face veil in parliament as part of campaign to ban the Islamic face veil.

Anti-Muslim Australian politician attempts burqa stunt

Europe

Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Pakistani-born Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, accepted by Oxford University.

Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Sierra Leone

Is climate change to blame in Sierra Leone's Freetown?

Humanity may have worsened the conditions on the ground but is the weather worse anyway?

Is climate change to blame in Freetown?

Europe

France: One of Europe's biggest burger consumers

According to a study last year, about three-quarters of French restaurants now sell hamburgers and 80 percent of these say it has become their top-selling meal.

Africa

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

At least 60 people killed after heavy rain triggers landslide in fishing village near Lake Albert in the DR Congo.

DR Congo landslide kills scores in northeast

Middle East

Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting

For Saudi Arabia, talks with Iraq are attempt to build alliances with its Shia leaders, analysts say.

Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting

Sierra Leone

'Lives shattered': Survivors recall mudslide horror

First mass burial to take place on Thursday after floods and mudslides kill more than 400 people in Sierra Leone.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law given between six to eight months for their part in 2014 protests.

Hong Kong jails three Umbrella Movement leaders

Asia

Historic Afghanistan palace undergoes restoration

On the outskirts of the Afghan capital of Kabul, a building President Ashraf Ghani once called the 'palace of abandoned dreams', is being rebuilt.

Latin America

Venezuela crisis tops US Vice President Pence's agenda in Chile

US Vice President Mike Pence is in Chile as part of his tour of Latin American countries to promote harsher regional measures against Venezuela.