Full story - October 12, 2018
A man is shown throwing a piece of wood from the ruins of a house in in Palu, Indonesia.
The 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia on Sept. 28, triggered a tsunami and extensive soil liquefaction, killing 2,073 people according to the latest official estimate. Up to 5,000 more may be missing. All the destruction and loss of life have left many wondering why Indonesia — a country prone to earthquakes — wasn't more prepared.
Full story - October 11, 2018
The Syrian army has tightened its siege of the camp, in Rukban, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria and Iraq, preventing smugglers and traders from delivering food to its 50,000 inhabitants, mostly women and children.
Full story - October 11, 2018
The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft is shown streaking across the sky with a long white cloud of smoke trailing behind it.
The two-man US-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft taking them to the orbiting International Space Station had to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when a rocket failed in mid-air.
Full story - October 10, 2018
The proportion of women in the Kaga's 450-strong crew is about 9 percent, a level Japan is targeting for the military overall by 2030 — up from 6 percent now. That would still fall short of U.S., where 15 percent of people in uniform are women, and Britain with 10 percent.
Full story - October 10, 2018
"As there can be no military solution to the fighting in Afghanistan, the United Nations renews its call for an immediate and peaceful settlement to the conflict," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the top UN official in Afghanistan.
Full story - October 09, 2018
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta sits in a chair and gestures as she talks to reporters in Mumbai, India
The #MeToo movement in India has gained momentum with more than a dozen complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct leveled online against prominent journalists, comedians, actors and movie directors, triggering a rash of probes and departures across media and entertainment industries.
Full story - October 09, 2018
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley resigns
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is resigning to "take a little time off" and will leave at the end of the year. Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House. Trump accepted her resignation and stated that he will name her successor within two or three weeks.
Full story - October 09, 2018
Four men wearing suits stand abreast holding posters of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's picture.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is calling on Riyadh to prove its claim that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since last week, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Full story - October 08, 2018
Cameroon opposition candidate smiles during a news conference at his headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon
"I invite the outgoing president to organize a peaceful way to transfer power," Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC), told a news conference on Monday in the capital Yaoundė. The election, marred by low turnout and isolated incidents of unrest in separatist Anglophone regions, has been widely expected to extend Biya's 36-year rule as one of Africa's last multi-decade leaders. Yet, Kamto declared an early victory, a move the ruling party claims is illegal.
Full story - October 08, 2018
Supporters of right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro react in São Paulo, Brazil
Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to tough rhetoric in campaigning for the second round of Brazil's bitterly contested presidential election. "I can't turn into a Little 'Peace and Love' Jair, which would be betraying who I am," Bolsonaro said in a radio interview. "I have to keep being the same person."