"At least 470 shanties were destroyed by the fire. So far nine people have died. They included four members of a family," fire brigade official says.
Demonstrators defy freezing temperatures to rally against President Aleksandar Vucic in central Belgrade, in 11th consecutive weekend of protests.
The UN report urges Belgium not to turn a blind eye to racism and to apologise for the atrocities that Belgium colonial rule committed in DR Congo
Contributions will come in from 132 partners including the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Migration Agency (IOM).
The graffiti was discovered in one of the French capital’s metropolitan trains on Tuesday, prompting the International League against Racism and anti-Semitism (LICRA) to file a complaint.
The Ainu minority has long suffered discrimination. The Japanese government in the 19th century banned them from practising their customs and using their language. Although there has been gradual change, the Ainu say much more needs to be done.
Chicago's ABC7 television reported that the 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show. Police say there is no evidence to back that claim.
As the US began sending Central American families seeking asylum back to Mexico, rights groups say the program endangers asylum seekers by forcing them to remain in regions of Mexico experiencing record levels of violence.
Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most gender-segregated nations, ranks 138 of 144 states in the 2017 Global Gender Gap index, a gauge of how women fare in economic and political participation, health and education.
Clashes erupt after days of tension over a planned convention of the religious minority in the town of Ahmadnagar. Sunni Muslim groups demanded the event be cancelled.
Images of the three-year-old boy in a red T-shirt, blue shorts and black shoes lying face-down in the surf sparked international outcry and led to demands that more should be done to protect those making the perilous journey to Europe.
Turkey on Saturday condemned China's treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as "a great embarrassment for humanity", adding to rights groups' recent criticism over mass detentions of the Turkic-speaking minority.
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