Powerful Typhoon Jebi lashes western Japan, bringing torrential rains, strong winds
Weather authorities warned of floods and strong winds and torrential rains for large parts of the country.
UN demands unconditional release of convicted Reuters journalists
Kyaw Soe Oo and Thet Oo Maung were sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment on charges of violating the “ill-defined” Official Secrets Act.
Philippines’ Duterte apologises to Obama for ‘son of a whore’ insult
Mr Duterte used the slur against Obama in 2016.
Govts ‘not on track’ to cap temperatures at below 2° – UN
The Bangkok talks come ahead of a December meeting in Katowice, Poland.
France, Italy, UK, U.S. condemn violence in Libyan capital Tripoli
“These attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities and hinder the ongoing political process are not acceptable.”
UN regrets U.S. decision to stop funding for refugee agency for Palestinians
The U.S. had traditionally been the largest single contributor to UNRWA
Journalists arrested over documents used in documentary
The film exposed the failure of police to properly investigate a massacre and bring suspected killers to account.
South African trade union threatens to withdraw election support for ANC
“We want to put it unequivocally clear that we will find it very difficult to support the ANC in next year general elections if…”
Man gets life in jail for plot to assassinate Theresa May
Investigators say the convict planned to kill Mrs May with either a knife or gun.
Putting pressure on Beijing won’t work – Chinese FM
Bloomberg reported that Trump has told aides he is ready to impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports.
Uganda police arrest two lawmakers trying to leave country after torture allegations
The two were among a group of five lawmakers that were detained on August 13.
Ugandan military detains soldiers over beating lawmakers, journalists
Other soldiers are being held for roughing up journalists on Aug. 20.
First christian female governor appointed in Egypt
Egypt has the largest Christian community in the Middle East.
Kenya, Britain sign agreement on repatriation of stolen wealth
Kenya’s parliament retains interest rate cap against IMF wishes.
Three killed in xenophobic-linked violence in South Africa’s Soweto – Police
The police also confirmed that 27 people have so far been arrested.
Archbishop who called on Pope to resign says corruption reaches the top
Archbishop Carlo Vigano has gone into hiding.
German police seek three suspects in attack on migrant
The migrant suffered a broken nose and bruising to the face and upper body.
German police brace up for new anti-migrant rally after days of violence
A much larger rally held on Monday that included clashes and random attacks on foreigners.