Africa

Sierra Leone calls for international help following deadly floods

Rescuers in Sierra Leone are still recovering bodies almost a week after the deadly landslide.

Latin America

Mexican theatre confronts violence through art

A theatre group in Mexico is confronting violence through art. There have been 2,000 murders recorded since January this year.

Latin America

Venezuela's former chief prosecutor flees to Colombia

Dissident ex-prosecutor leaves Venezuela saying she feared for her life after her dismissal by pro-Maduro assembly.

Luisa Ortega 'fearing for her life' flees to Colombia

Donald Trump

Cautious welcome for Bannon's White House exit

Many celebrate departure of controversial far-right figure but others warn of influence he could still have on Trump.

Cautious welcome online for Steve Bannon's exit

Middle East

Seven million in Yemen face threat of famine

The UN Security Council has been told that seven million people in Yemen are facing the threat of famine.

US & Canada

Trump's advisory councils disband in protest

US companies have taken steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump in the aftermath of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Middle East

Twin offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

Lebanese army starts operation near Ras Baalbek while separate Hezbollah-Syrian army offensive begins in Qalamoun.

Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border

Africa

Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

Lawyers for the Kenyan opposition filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging President Kenyatta's re-election.

Kenya opposition files challenge over election results

Latin America

Venezuela's new assembly assumes power to legislate

Venezuela's new constituent assembly supersedes the opposition-led congress, fuelling criticism of President Maduro.

Constituent assembly assumes power to legislate

Middle East

'Death looms for Yemenis by air, land and sea'

Yemen is facing a triple tragedy of famine, the world's largest cholera outbreak, and worsening conflict says the UN.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia hosts 29th South East Asian Games

About 5,000 athletes have descended on the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur for the 29th edition of the South East Asian Games.

Business & Economy

Iran, Afghanistan top money laundering index

Annual index ranks 140 countries in terms of risk of money laundering and 'terrorism' financing.

Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index