With only one contender due to run against incumbent Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al Sisi in the upcoming elections, opposition leaders are urging a boycott, calling the process unfair and the elections a sham.
The brutal cold in parts of the East Coast and Midwest shows no sign of abating but according to meteorologists, a thaw should begin on Monday.
Temperatures have hit record-breaking lows in some northeastern regions as at least 19 people lost their lives due to the brutal cold.
Authorities issued a "purple" alert -- never used before -- because of the extreme danger, warning that winds could reach 128km/h severely limiting firefighting efforts.
Under pressure from Italy and other European states, Libya's coastguard has become increasingly active, patrolling more widely and intercepting migrants before they can reach international rescue vessels.
"We don't want this mining on our land, we will never want it. We're here, this nature is ours," says Tapayona, a Waiapi from Pinoty village against pressure from the government and industrial lobbies to open their forests to mining and logging.
Save the Children says as more refugees from Myanmar arrive in Bangladesh, they face the risk of dying from a lack of food, water and supplies. One million Rohingya Muslims are expected to seek shelter by the end of the year.
Considered Atlantic's most powerful storm in a century, Irma churns across the northern islands, packing winds of 295 kph toward St Martin.
Scientists say if left unaddressed, space debris could make parts of Earth's orbit partially or even completely unusable, which would pose problems for the satellites we rely on every day.
The hotel's owner said the venue had been hosting about 80 people at the time of the attacks. The Saudi-led coalition said it attacked a legitimate military target in the area.
Australia's economy has not had a recession for 26 years, and it is one of the world's richest countries, yet the number of homeless people is rising.
Future outbreaks possible due to lack of clean water access and investment in sanitation services for the poor in South America's largest country, says Human Rights Watch.
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