Surrounded by diamond fields, villagers in Eastern Zimbabwe are starving as their world turns to red dust. They are not alone in their desperation, as the country continues to suffer under the ravages of the worst El Nino in nearly two decades.
Beleaguered rebels in northern Syria faced double defeat on Monday by both the Russian-backed regime and advancing Kurdish militia, as tens of thousands of displaced amassed on the Turkish border.
While tens of thousands of people fleeing the fierce fighting of a Russian-backed regime offensive in Syria huddled in makeshift camps and hoped to get across the border into Turkey, just a handful were lucky enough to make the crossing.
President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday said a referendum would be held on a possible peace deal with Marxist FARC fighters, whether the rebels want a vote or not.The FARC and the government have said they aim to sign a peace deal by March 23.
UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.
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Baton-wielding Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots and tear gas early Tuesday after a riot erupted in a busy district when officials tried to shift illegal hawkers, RTHK radio reported.
At least 15 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a region that has been the scene of heightened ethnic tensions in recent weeks, local authorities said Monday.
The lower house of the French parliament voted Monday in favour of enshrining in the constitution the process of declaring a state of national emergency, one of a series of controversial amendments the government proposed after November's Paris attacks...