Africa

'Turning point': Tensions in Togo after deadly protests

Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Asia

Striking Darjeeling tea workers join Gurkhaland campaign

Workers in the Indian town of Darjeeling have been on strike for 65 days. The tea estate employees, who are all Gurkha people, have joined a regional campaign for their own state within India - Gurkhaland.

Middle East

Libya sends rescued Sudanese orphans home

Four orphans rescued from ISIL-linked groups in Libya have been handed over to the government in Sudan.

Asia

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM

The sentences were carried out over a failed attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000.

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM

Europe

Spain names Barcelona attack suspect, expands manhunt

Authorities identify driver in Barcelona van attack as 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub as manhunt spreads across Europe.

Spain names Barcelona attack suspect, expands manhunt

US & Canada

US solar eclipse: Celestial event crosses 14 states

People in the US will glimpse a total solar eclipse on Monday

New Zealand

New Zealand opposition leader in another sexism row

Minority party leader offends popular female candidate of Labour Party as other hopefuls quit election race.

Jacinda Ardern embroiled in another sexism row

Middle East

Iraq army launches anti-ISIL assault in Tal Afar

Thousands of civilians are leaving the Iraqi city of Tal Afar as the army tries to retake it from ISIL. Iraqi ground forces backed by a US-led coalition have surrounded the area.

News

US university removes Confederate statues amid furore

Texas university president says Confederate statues are used by white supremacists as symbolism for hatred and bigotry.

University of Texas removes four Confederate statues

Nigeria

Nigeria leader talks security, not illness, in address

In televised speech on his return from long medical leave in London, Muhammadu Buhari sidesteps details of his illness.

Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

Afghanistan

ISIL, Taliban joined forces in deadly Afghan attack: UN

At least 36 were killed in early August violence by fighters of both groups, UNAMA says, as witnesses recall horror.

UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

Asia

Trump to address US, military on new Afghan strategy

Modest increase in troops expected as analysts rule out consideration of political solution to end 16-year war.

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy