Turkish army battles YPG on two fronts in Syria's Afrin

Troops take control of 11 Kurdish positions in Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, according to Turkish media.

Turkey battles YPG 'on two fronts' in Syria's Afrin

South Africa

South African jazz legend Masekela dies aged 78

Hugh Masekela, widely known as the father of South African jazz, passes away after battle with prostate cancer.

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies in South Africa, aged 78


Deadly Kabul hotel siege investigated as 'insider attack'

Investigators say it is likely the attack on Intercontinental Hotel was carried out with inside help.

Asia Pacific

HRW: Forced labour, trafficking continue in Thai fishing industry

Forced labour and other rights abuses are widespread in Thailand's fishing fleets despite government commitments to comprehensive reforms, Human Rights Watch said in a newly released report.


New videos expose torture of African refugees in Libya

Illegal detention centres, extortion and slavery have become common as many people trying to reach Europe are either caught or returned to Libya.


UN leadership blamed for peacekeeper killings

UN report blames a 'deficient of leadership' as one of the problems of the increase of peacekeeper fatalities.

UN: Peacekeeper deaths failure of leadership to adapt

United States

What happens when the US government shuts down?

US federal government shutdown ends after Democrats and Republicans pass temporary spending bill.


Philippines: Self-rule for Muslims in Mindanao?

President Rodrigo Duterte warns another war could break out in Mindanao if legislation on Muslim autonomy collapses.

Philippines to fast track Muslim self-rule in Mindanao

United States

Tsunami warning cancelled after Alaska earthquake

Residents on Alaska's Kodiak Island received warnings of a potential tsunami early on Tuesday after 7.9 earthquake.

Tsunami warning cancelled after Alaska earthquake


Nigeria's football 'Big Boss' remembered

Known as the 'Big Boss' and hailed as Nigeria's football icon, Stephen Keshi would have been 56 on Tuesday.

Stephen Keshi: Why Google honours him today


Latest: UAE military ordered not to escalate with Qatar

Here are all the latest updates to the Qatar-Gulf crisis, now in its eighth month.

US & Canada

NAFTA talks resume amid fears of US withdrawal

Negotiations are taking place as the US puts pressure on Canada and Mexico to alter the trade pact in favour of American interests.