UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a "generous response" from the international community to help Mozambiquans after Cyclone Kenneth and Idai, the worst environmental disasters ever experienced in Africa.
For decades the indigenous people of the Chagos islands have fought for an end to British rule and for the right to return to their homes
President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Net hotel bookings drop a staggering 186 percent on average over the week following the attacks compared to the same period last year, data from travel consultancy ForwardKeys shows.
The island nation is interviewing candidates for two positions amid requests by rights activists not to bring back capital punishment to fight Philippines-inspired war on drugs.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters were still rising, according to aid groups trying to get food, water and clothing to desperate survivors.
Kenya and Somalia have failed to reach an amicable solution over ownership of the 162,579 sq km triangle of disputed maritime territory in the Indian Ocean.
Somalia's national theatre, ,which opened eight years after independence from Britain, has been mired in turmoil for decades - as has the country.
PM Scott Morrison approved reopening Christmas Island after a legislative defeat in Parliament allowed refugees and asylum seekers detained in existing offshore centres to travel to Australia for medical treatment.
In the run-off vote on December 19, Andry Rajoelina took 55.7 percent and Marc Ravalomanana won 44.3 percent, according to the final results.
Authorities have warned that the crater of Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, remains fragile, raising fears of another collapse and tsunami, and have urged residents to stay away from the coast.
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