Reporter's Notebook

Why Priyanka Gandhi's politics entry is game-changer

Priyanka Gandhi, sister of Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi and one of the youngest scions of India's most fabled political family, officially enters politics ahead of national elections.

What Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics means for India's elections

Venezuela

Venezuela opposition leader declares himself interim president

Maduro severs ties with the US, after Trump, among other leaders recognised Juan Guaido as acting president.

Venezuela opposition leader declares himself interim president

Latin America

Regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as interim president

US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, among others recognise Juan Guaido as country's interim president.

Regional powers recognise Maduro opponent as interim president

United States

US government shutdown: What you need to know

The partial gov't shutdown centres on Trump's request for over $5bn in border wall funding, a demand Democrats oppose.

US gov't shutdown: How long? Who is affected? Why did it begin?

US-Mexico border

Pelosi blocks Trump's annual address until US gov't shutdown ends

The ongoing partial government shutdown has lasted 33 days and is the longest of its type in American history.

Pelosi blocks Trump's annual address until US gov't shutdown ends

Macedonia

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

Long-running dispute over identity and security reaches decisive moment, as Greek MPs vote on 'North Macedonia' name.

Greek parliament set for historic Macedonia name vote

US-Mexico border

Democrats float proposals for border funding other than wall

Protesters have staged a rally at the US Capitol, while leading Democrats mull funding border security without a wall.

Democrats float proposals for border funding other than wall

Ebola

DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day

Drugmaker set to ship experimental vaccines by end of next month as DRC struggles to contain the virus.

DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day

Human Rights

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Funding cuts led to imminent closure of Italy's second-largest centre for asylum seekers amid local protests.

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre