Africa

South Sudan areas affected by famine

The United Nations has declared a famine in certain parts of the world's youngest country, South Sudan.

US & Canada

US ramps up crackdown on undocumented immigrants

Department of Homeland Security issues sweeping new rules for automatically expelling undocumented immigrants.

Asia

India adoption centre bosses held for selling children

Adoption agency accused of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples in eastern state and sending them abroad.

Battle for Jerusalem

Palestinian homes to be demolished for settlements road

Hundreds of Palestinians will be made homeless to build a road that will only serve Israeli settlements.

Jordan

Jordan's worsening economy sparks a new wave of protest

A government increase in sales tax has affected poor and middle-class families, activists say.

Special series

The Business of Colonisation

Philosopher Srecko Horvat looks at Europe's identity crisis and asks if the continent is colonising itself.

Human Rights

Inside the American sanctuary city of Somerville

Can the city maintain its 30-year status as a sanctuary for undocumented migrants as Trump threatens to pull funding?

Africa

The Gambia frees 'all prisoners held without trial'

The Gambia's new president has begun his tenure by releasing all prisoners who were detained without a trial.

Human Rights

US: Remembering Japanese internment camps 75 years on

A camp survivor and the granddaughter of interned Japanese Americans take a journey through family and national history.

Humanitarian crises

South Sudan military officials quit over 'war crimes'

A brigadier general and colonel detail atrocities in damning resignation letters addressed to president.

War & Conflict

Uprooting Israel's 'unrecognised' Bedouin

Bedouin homes face ongoing threat of demolition in southern Israel.

In the Field

Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One

What is driving increasing numbers of migrant Salvadorans to risk their lives in hopes of a new start in the US?

Corruption

Thousands protest in Panama against corruption

Demonstrators take part in anti-government rally amid growing scandal over bribes paid by Brazilian firm Odebrecht.

Politics

Trump team denies National Guard mobilisation plan

White House dismisses AP report of draft memo calling for many troops to help crack down on undocumented immigrants.

War & Conflict

Week in Pictures: From Pakistan blast to US protests

From protests in Kenya and the US to a suicide attack in Pakistan, here is the week in pictures.