France hopes Ryder Cup will invigorate nation's interest in golf

France counts down to the start of the Ryder Cup, but is the public enthusiastic about golf's biggest team tournament?


Yemenis find refuge, little else, in Djibouti's Obock camp

More than 1,500 Yemenis are languishing at a camp in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger and anguish is widespread.


Sri Lanka ex-president blames government for inflation crisis

After rupee plummeted against the dollar recently, Rajapaksa says current government mismanaged country's finances.


India launches 'world's largest' healthcare scheme

Ayushman Bharat programme dubbed 'Modicare' promises to insure 500 million poor people across the country.

India's Modi launches 'world's largest' health insurance scheme

War & Conflict

Rebels gun down 16 in eastern DR Congo's Beni city

At least 16 people, including 12 civilians, killed in a raid in the eastern city of Beni - home to humanitarian workers.

DR Congo: Rebels carry out deadly attack in Beni city


Israel gives Palestinians eight days to leave Khan al-Ahmar

Israel's planned demolition of the occupied West Bank village has been criticised by the international community.

Israel gives Palestinians eight days to leave Khan al-Ahmar


Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St Gallen region is considering introducing a regional 'burqa ban'.

Swiss to vote on regional 'burqa ban'

US & Canada

US report: Minorities are targets of police brutality in schools

Civil rights and education advocacy groups call for removal of officers from schools despite risk of shootings.


Tunisia slammed by deadly flash floods

At least four killed as torrential rains lash the north African country, flooding roads and damaging property.

Tunisia: Record rainfall causes deadly floods

Latin America

Mexico City to open replica of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

The story of how it took 18 years to finance and build the murals.

United Kingdom

British PM May 'planning snap election' in November

Senior advisers to British PM tell the Sunday Times newspaper they are planning election to save faltering Brexit talks.

British PM Theresa May 'planning snap election' in November

Human Rights

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern on Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders.

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland