'Racial segregation continues' in South African universities

Twenty-six years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, black students believe university campuses are still effectively segregated.

Middle East

Turkey threatens more strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Erdogan says more action possible against YPG fighters in Syria, insisting US support for Kurdish group must end.


Famed Swiss climber falls to death near Mount Everest

Ueli Steck fell 1,000 metres off a ridge during preparations to climb Mount Everest.

Middle East

Libya seizes oil tankers after shootout at sea

Ukrainian and Congolese-flagged vessels caught loading Libyan oil detained after a fierce, hours-long gun battle.


US drone strike kills suspected fighters in Yemen

Missiles hit a car reportedly carrying five AQAP fighters and weapons to Marib province, local media reports say.

Middle East

Kurdish-Arab force pushes back ISIL in Syria's Tabqa

Fighting rages on, with US-backed SDF controlling ahout 40 percent of strategic town near ISIL's stronghold of Raqqa.

Latin America

Pope proposes Vatican mediation in Venezuela crisis

Francis says Vatican prepared to get involved in talks between Maduro government and opposition protesters.


French election: Left disunity boosts Le Pen's chances

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are fighting for votes in the final round of the French presidential election on May 7.


Afghanistan workers hit by job losses

Afghanistan is facing a jobs crisis as the withdrawal of international troops and cuts in foreign aid hurt the economy. Workers in all sectors are suffering as a result.

Donald Trump

Trump praises 'great journey' of his first 100 days

President skips White House Correspondents' Dinner to address supporters in Harrisburg and criticise 'Washington media'.

Asia Pacific

South Koreans wary of North Korea threat

North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes have caused fear across South Korea. But for many, the threat of attack from the north is a simple fact of everyday life.

US & Canada

Iran-Iraq war documentary premieres in Canada

A documentary about two former soldiers who fought on opposite sides in the Iran-Iraq war and then became friends after moving to Canada has premiered in Toronto.