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Shortage of medicine, drinking water for Kerala flood survivors


Indian government pledges $71m for victims of 'the worst floods in 100 years' to hit southern Kerala state.

Indonesia: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Lombok island


Tremor hits Lombok just two weeks after another earthquake killed more than 460 people on the holiday island.

Uttarakhand: The climate change widows of Indian villages


When natural disasters claim the lives of men, it is women in Indian villages who suffer the most.

What may unfold in Syria's Idlib and why is a 'bloodbath' likely?


Idlib is the Syrian government's next target, experts say, but other scenarios may unfold with regional players at hand.

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India's Kerala state hit by worst flood in a century


Death toll from floods in southern state of Kerala jumps to hundreds, with more than 220,000 forced from their homes.


Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction


The Russian and German leaders meet for bilateral talks outside of Berlin.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes winning Serie A debut for Juventus


Portugal captain remains goalless, as reigning Italian league champions clinch dramatic 3-2 opening win against Chievo.


The 'unknown migrants' buried in southern Spain


Along the Mediterranean coast, some Spanish locals try to provide respect and care for the bodies of unidentified migrants who did not survive the perilous crossing.

Egypt's Sisi signs new law tightening government control online


Law imposes hefty fines, up to five years in prison for those who administer websites deemed to harm national interests.


Female activists in Nepal call for equality on citizenship bill


The proposed bill would could women to have a Nepalese husband to pass on their citizenship to their children.


Imran Khan, 'new Pakistan' and the diaspora dilemma


Expatriates pin high hopes on the new PM, as his government urges overseas nationals to invest in the country.

Pakistan: Who is Imran Khan?


From international cricket star to Pakistan’s prime minister. A look at the life and political rise of Imran Khan.


World leaders react to Kofi Annan's death


Former UN secretary-general died at a hospital in the Swiss city of Bern after a short illness.


Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80


Annan served as UN secretary-general from 1997 to 2006 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.

Yemeni refugee on escaping war and life on South Korea's Jeju


Yemeni asylum seeker in South Korea talks fleeing the war as well as facing Islamophobia and discrimination.


Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about 'migration'


European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future.

Italy bridge collapse: Three more bodies found under the rubble


Local media reports death toll in incident rises to 41 as state funeral held for 18 victims.


Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of blocking access to Hajj


Travel agents in Qatar say a link for residents to register for the pilgrimage was blocked by Riyadh.

Saturday, Aug 18

US sanctions Myanmar military over Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'


Four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units sanctioned by US over 'widespread human rights abuses'.

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief takes oath in the capital, Islamabad, after being elected as prime minister on Friday.

Kerala floods: Thousands await rescue as death toll crosses 200


More than 300,000 displaced since August 8 after record rains in southern Indian state cause flooding and landslides.

Northern Cyprus looks to Ankara as Turkish lira's woes bite


Island's Turkish part operates in lira but many items are priced in foreign currency leaving it exposed to fluctuations.

Friday, Aug 17

People evacuated from rooftops as Kerala floods kill hundreds


Stranded people moved to 1,200 camps as heavy rains kill 164, pushing overall death toll during monsoon season to 324.

Turkey court rejects US pastor Andrew Brunson release appeal


Court in Izmir says clergyman, who is held on espionage and terror-related charges, will stay under house arrest.

Imran Khan elected as Pakistan's prime minister


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief, who will take oath of office on Saturday, promises an era of 'accountability'.

US threatens more sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor


Turkish court rejects appeal to free American pastor who has been detained on terrorism charges.

Thursday, Aug 16

Pompeo forms Iran Action Group for post-nuclear deal policy


Group will coordinate and run policy towards Tehran, but analysts say the initiative puts US 'on path to war with Iran'.

Turkey 'ready to talk about everything' with US to solve disputes


Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu adopts conciliatory tone but warns Ankara will accept 'no threatening, no dictating'.

Afghanistan: ISIL Suicide bomber targets school in Kabul


At least 34 killed at facility in Shia neighbourhood which prepares students for university exams.

Qatari emir vows $15bn Turkey investment after Erdogan meeting


Qatar pledges to make direct investment in Turkey, currently hit by currency crisis amid a diplomatic standoff with US.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Italy bridge: 39 dead as rescuers search for survivors


Prosecutors launch investigation after Genoa's bridge collapse as search teams comb through the rubble for victims.

Turkey doubles tariffs on some US goods amid rising tensions


Cars, tobacco, and alcohol hit with new tariffs in response to what vice president calls 'US attacks' on the economy.

Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack


At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

Amid peace efforts, South Sudan arrests activist Peter Biar Ajak


Peter Biar Ajak was arrested after saying that Kiir and Machar should resign to and allow a new generation to lead.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Italy: Genoa bridge collapse kills and injures dozens


Search for survivors after Morandi bridge collapses in northwest Italy, killing and injuring dozens as vehicles plunged.

Car crash outside UK's parliament treated as terrorist attack


At least three people were injured after a vehicle drove at cyclists and pedestrians near the UK's Houses of Parliament.

'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni


Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

Turkey crisis: Erdogan vows to boycott US electronics


Lira recovers slightly against the dollar but Turkish president fires a new volley at the US over electronics imports.