Mereana Hond

Mereana Hond

United States

Parents charged with chaining 13 children in California home

Police say the children were found malnourished and unwashed, with some chained to their beds.

Parents charged with chaining 13 children in California home

Zambia

Zambia cholera crisis: 'Burying people by the hundreds'

Zambia's government says it will ease some of the emergency measures it introduced to stamp out a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 72 people.

Zambia cholera crisis: 'Burying people by the hundreds'

Africa

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures

Street vendors arrived on the outskirts of the Zambian capital Lusaka to find that their food stalls had been shut down after they had set up shop in defiance of emergency measures that banned public gatherings and imposed a curfew.

Zambia cholera outbreak: Riots over emergency measures

Arts & Culture

UN seeks ways to protect heritage sites in war zones

Heritage sites are threatened by fighting world-wide and satellite images show much of the recent looting and destruction concentrated around conflict zones in the Middle East.

UN seeks ways to protect heritage sites in war zones

Africa

Togo's Gnassingbe resists calls to end 50-year dynasty

There has been a new wave of anti-government protests in Togo. Demonstrators are calling for an overhaul of the political system and an end to the ruling family who has been in power for 50 years.

Togo's Gnassingbe resists calls to end 50-year dynasty

Yemen

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Aid has started to trickle into Yemen almost two weeks after the Saudi-led coalition closed land, air and sea borders.

UN calls for an end to Yemen blockade

Pollution

Delhi choked with toxic smog as air quality worsens

For almost a week the Indian capital has been choked with toxic smog. Hospital admissions have spiked. Authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve air quality.

Delhi choked with toxic smog as air quality worsens

War & Conflict

Saudi easing Yemen blockade is not enough: UN, agencies

The UN and the European Union are welcoming initial steps by the Saudi-led military coalition to lift its blockade on Yemen.

Saudi easing Yemen blockade is not enough: UN, agencies

Human Rights

UN urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

The United Nations has called on Australia and Papua New Guinea to show restraint as a deadline to clear the Manus Island refugee detention centre approaches.

UN urges humane approach to Manus Island crisis

Latin America

Brazil busts massive paedophile ring

Brazilian police say they have busted a major paedophile ring, arresting at least 108 people.

Brazil busts massive paedophile ring

Asia

Red Cross curbs Afghanistan operations after increase in attacks

The increase in violence has led the International Committee of the Red Cross to reduce its operations after the worst year of attacks against its workers.

Red Cross curbs Afghanistan operations after increase in attacks

Middle East

UN chief urges world leaders to end Yemen conflict

Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

UN chief urges world leaders to end Yemen conflict