Philippines doomsday ‘cult’ accused of child abuse
An obscure religious movement has been accused of engaging in sexual violence and forced marriages of its own members, including children. The Socorro Bayanihan Services is also allegedly involved in extorting money from its members, as ...
Dozens of soldiers killed in attack near Mali
At least 29 soldiers have been killed in an attack in western Niger, according to the country’s defense ministry. A three-day national mourning period was declared in the country over the incident that involved “improvised explosive devi...
Scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for mRNA vaccines
Scientists Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman have been awarded the 2023 Nobel Prize in medicine. Their research led directly to the first mRNA vaccines to fight COVID-19.
First shipment of Russian gas arrives in Pakistan
Pakistan has received its first shipment of Russian gas, under a deal struck between the two countries earlier this year. The government hopes it will help ease an energy shortage as oil and gas prices are rising around the world. But ex...
UN approves international force to aid Haiti
The United Nations Security Council has authorized the deployment of a multi-national security force to Haiti. It's designed to help the Haitian police battle heavily armed gangs that have become increasingly powerful there. It's not cle...
More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
More than 100,000 ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh have fled the region after it was recaptured by Azerbaijan. Only a small fraction remain despite Azerbaijan's assurances that they will be integrated as equal citizens.
Republican files motion to oust U.S House Speaker
U.S. House Republican Matt Gaetz has filed a motion to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Gaetz and other hardline Republicans were angered that McCarthy relied on votes from the Democrats to pass a last-minute temporary deal to avert a govern...
Three killed in Bangkok mall shooting
At least three people have been killed and several others injured in a shooting attack at a shopping mall in Thailand's capital Bangkok. The Prime Minister said police arrested the suspected gunman. Police said the suspect is 14 years old.
UK Tories rule out pre-election tax cuts
It's day two of the Conservative Party conference in the United Kingdom and disagreements over the economy have taken centre stage. The government has ruled out pre-election tax cuts despite the urging of some from the party fringes.
Crypto on trial, as Sam Bankman-Fried faces fraud charges
Thirty-one-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried heads to trial in New York in what prosecutors say is one of the largest fraud cases in U.S history. He is accused of misusing money made from his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, ultimately leading to ...
Over 100,000 ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
The main city in Nagorno-Karabakh has been all but abandoned, after most of the region’s 120,000 ethnic Armenians fled in the wake of a takeover by Azerbaijan.
Oxfam warns of extreme hunger crisis in Yemen
When Yemen's warring sides agreed to stop fighting and withdraw their troops from a crucial port city, there was hope that more food and medicine would soon flow in. But with sporadic fighting has continued and there is growing despair f...
Companies could face land grab charges in Kenya
Anti-corruption investigators in Kenya have recovered stolen islands in a nature reserve in the Indian Ocean. Three companies now face possible court proceedings for land-grabbing, and two have agreed to hand over the illegally-acquired ...
Argentina presidential hopefuls trade barbs at debate
The leading contenders in Argentina's presidential race sparred during the campaign's first debate on Sunday, exchanging criticisms about responsibility for the recent economic crises and strategies to overcome years of economic hardship.
Republicans threaten to remove U.S House Speaker
The United States is facing new political battles a day after a government shutdown was averted. Some hard-right Republicans are intent on removing the speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, accusing him of bowing to De...
Turkey launches airstrikes on Iraq after terror blast
Turkish warplanes have bombed at least 20 targets in northern Iraq. The airstrikes come after a suicide attack on a government building in Ankara.
The world's biggest toymakers gather for annual show
Over the course of four days, tens of thousands of toy manufactures and toy buyers gather in New York for the largest toy fair in the Western Hemisphere. This year there are toy buyers and sellers from over 80 countries represented looki...
Severe drought hits the Amazon, thousands affected
A severe drought in Brazil’s Amazon may affect 500,000 people in the next three months. They could be left without drinking water, food or basic goods.
Turkey strikes targets in Iraq after Ankara suicide bombing
The Kurdistan Worker's Party armed group - the PKK - has claimed responsibility for an attack in the capital Ankara. A suicide bomber detonated a device in the heart of the city. The blast was followed by gunfire outside the Ministry of ...
China's National Day: Mounting challenges for Xi Jinping
Its 74 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China. Celebrations are being held across the country and by Chinese communities worldwide. But the event comes at a time of great challenges for President Xi Jinping.
Migrant crisis becomes key U.S election issue
Donald Trump rode border security to the presidency in 2016. Republicans hope the issue will be at the centre of the debate again amid a rise in migrants crossing the border from Meixco. Lawmakers are struggling to cope with the cost of ...
Ukraine mandates military service for female medical personnel
In Ukraine, new legislation goes into effect on Sunday mandating women with medical backgrounds to register for military service. The country is preparing for what President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is describing as 'a long war'.
Nagorno-Karabakh exodus: Thousands flee contested region
Nearly all the estimated 120,000 ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh have fled to Armenia. They fear persecution despite Baku's assurances of safety after Azerbaijan took control of the enclave last week.
Pakistan: Taliban crackdown after terror blast
Pakistani security forces have cracked down on Pakistan Taliban armed group, also known by the acronym TTP. The group is blamed for rising violence in the country. It includes remnants of al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS), and has intensified att...
NHS crisis: UK seeks to expand virtual wards for patients
The United Kingdom is experiencing record waiting times to use its National Health Service (NHS). But the expansion of a so-called “virtual wards” scheme could help ease the crisis.
Gabon coup: One month on, people resort to mass strikes
A month after a coup in Gabon ended the 55-year-long reign of the Bongo family, people are desperate for change. But the transitional leadership has yet to provide a timeline for a return to democracy.
The dangerous trek to reach America
A dramatic increase in migration to the United States has seen tens of thousands of people heading through the Darien gap and up through Latin America to the border. Their last stop is Mexico, struggling to cope with the influx.
Dianne Feinstein: Longest-serving woman in U.S senate dies
Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving female member of the United States Senate, has died at the age of 90.
New York cleans up after flash flooding
Torrential rains in the U.S have lashed New York City and New Jersey, swamping subways, submerging roads and grounding flights. Officials have declared a state of emergency and have called in the national guard.