Mehdi Hasan exposes misconceptions about the continent
Explore Japan through its offbeat train culture
21 Oct 2013 11:35 GMT
A Rural Fire Service firefighter sprays water onto a small fire burning near a home in western Sydney, Australia. A state of emergency was declared in the state of New South Wales.
A soldier inspects a car with remnants of blood in Sudan(***)s West Darfur region on October 15. Three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen.
British graffiti artist Banksy is spending the month of October tagging New York City. Above, a new Banksy painting pictured on October 18.
The US Congress approved an 11th-hour deal last week to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world(***)s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default. Visitors start an official tour, which had been suspended during the 16-day government shutdown, at the US Capitol in Washington.
People look at solar race cars during the 2013 World Solar Challenge closing parade in Adelaide, Australia on October 13. The race, lasting for seven days, took 43 participants over 3,021 kilometers from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia.
Filipinos walk on a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol province. More than 150 people were killed in the temblor.
EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of baseball(***)s American League championship series. The Red Sox advanced to the World Series.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Al Ahli fans in Egypt protest in front of the general prosecutor(***)s office in Cairo October 19. Protesters were calling for the release of fellow fans arrested earlier this month during clashes with security personnel as the club(***)s handball team returned from Morocco after winning silver in the African Champions League tournament.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
Frustrated by long queues, thousands of refugees register with German authorities struggling with the recent influx.
Refugees, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
An indigenous Zapotec, Mare's hip-hop songs speak to many women as they continue to endure rampant violence in Mexico.
Women, Human Rights, Mexico
Education Pro enables teachers to monitor students' online activity and sends "violation" alerts over trigger terms.
Human Rights, Education, United Kingdom
Japanese protesters invoke human rights abuse and painful memories of war to oppose US Marine airbase on their island.
Military, Human Rights, Japan
We speak to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and ask a former KGB general about Russia's air strikes in Syria.
War & Conflict, Middle East, Israel
101 East follows the lives of seven people in Nanjing and asks what they think of the direction their country is taking.
Politics, Asia Pacific, China
In a Delhi slum, puppeteers, musicians, jugglers and acrobats try to unite as they wrangle with an approaching eviction.
Business & Economy, Arts & Culture, Poverty & Development
An investigation into the high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government's failure to protect its children.
Human Rights, Jamaica, Rape