Latin America

Colombia's deaf devise new way to discuss peace deal

Colombia's deaf community has devised a new way to communicate their thoughts on the peace deal between government and FARC rebels, who have formed their own legitimate political party.

Africa

Zimbabweans in exile hope to return home post-Mugabe

The International Organisation for Migration says there are up to three million Zimbabweans living abroad, many of them in South Africa.

Bosnia

Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison for genocide

Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison for genocide and war crimes during the Balkan conflict more than two decades ago.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting

Pyongyang pledges to further enhance its nuclear arms programme after being re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting

Africa

Incoming leader: New democracy era begins in Zimbabwe

In first public remarks since returning to country, Emmerson Mnangagwa tells supporters he wants to grow the economy.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe witnessing new democracy

East Jerusalem

Israeli forces assault 73-year-old in home demolition

Family members describe heartbreak after Israeli forces demolish their newly-built home in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces demolish family home in East Jerusalem

Palestine

Israel arrests Palestinians over population count

Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics denies Israeli claim the detained officials were operating in East Jerusalem.

Israel arrests Palestinians over population count

Rohingya

US: Myanmar attacks on Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Rex Tillerson accuses Myanmar's security forces of perpetrating 'horrendous atrocities' against the Muslim minority.

US: Myanmar attacks on Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

Hungary

What's behind Hungary's anti-Soros rhetoric?

Shrill campaign against man behind Open Society Foundations seen by critics as part of wider crackdown on civil society.

What's behind Hungary's campaign against George Soros?

Agriculture

Planting an idea: Arizona library loans seeds for education

A Tucson public library has linked up with a local food bank to combat hunger and create green spaces in people's homes, by offering agriculture courses and over 26,000 packets of seeds to local residents.

Pakistan

Pakistan frees Mumbai attack 'mastermind'

Lashkar-e-Tayyaba founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for deadly 2008 attacks in India, released from house arrest in Pakistan.

Pakistan releases Hafiz Saeed from house arrest

Asia Pacific

UN: N Korea violated armistice while chasing defector

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea last week by running across the border in the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom. He was chased and shot at by North Korean forces, but survived and is now being treated in South Korea.