Thousands stranded, five killed, as heavy rain lashes south China
In the region of Guangxi in the southwest, 20,000 households had their power cut and roads, bridges and other infrastructures were severely damaged, the 'China Daily' said.
Businesses remain shut on day three of Sudan strike
The strike's launch on Sunday came nearly a week after dozens were killed in an assault by security forces on demonstrators holding a sit-in outside the army headquarters in Khartoum to demand civilian rule.
Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan
It is the latest violence to hit the war-weary country where ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of decades of conflict.
Samoa bans hit Elton John biopic over gay sex scenes
Samoa's Principal Censor Leiataua Niuapu confirmed the ban to local media this week, saying the film contained too many scenes that were "not good for public viewing".
Nuclear stalemate one year after Trump-Kim summit - analysts
In Singapore, the first-ever summit between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader, Kim signed a vaguely-worded deal on denuclearisation, touted by Trump as a historic breakthrough.
Hong Kong businesses pledge closures as extradition anger builds
The financial hub was rocked by a huge rally on Sunday - the largest since the city's 1997 return to China - as vast crowds called on the city's leaders to scrap the Beijing-backed plan.
Canada bans capture and breeding of dolphins, whales
The bill, first proposed in 2015 and now awaiting symbolic royal approval, will not apply retroactively, meaning captive marine mammals can stay confined.
Rebel leader says he's been deported as web 'blackout' sweeps protest-hit Sudan
Sudanese state television had earlier reported that Yasir Arman - together with fellow leading rebels Ismail Jalab and Mubarak Ardol - had been released from custody.
Tree symbolising Trump-Macron friendship has died
But relations between them have since frayed -- over issues ranging from Iran to trade -- and the tree, a diplomatic source said this week, did not survive.
Beating Boris: Race to replace UK's May kicks off
The race is dominated by Britain's looming EU exit on 31 October, with leading Brexiteer Bpris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, among those talking tough on the need to renegotiate the divorce terms or leave without a deal.
Six escape death sentence for rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl
The six men from the Jammu region of northern India escaped the death sentence, however, with three defendants given life imprisonment and the others five years in jail.
Zimbabwe court releases 2 more rights activists
The pair were among a group of seven human rights defenders arrested at Harare airport on their arrival from the Maldives.
Dogon village ‘wiped out’ as 95 killed in central Mali attack
A Malian security source at the site of the massacre said "a Dogon village has been virtually wiped out".
West Indies win toss and field against South Africa at World Cup
Darren Bravo comes in for the West Indies to replace injured opener Evin Lewis. And seamer Kemar Roach is included in place of injured all-rounder Andre Russell.
China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes 'foreign interference'
Beijing "will continue to firmly support" the Hong Kong administration, foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said during a regular press briefing.
Beer's the news: Japan vow to keep taps flowing at Rugby World Cup
Japan's top official has promised that the taps will not run dry at the tournament, which kicks off in Tokyo on September 20 when the host nation's "Brave Blossoms" take on Russia.
Former Red Sox star Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic
Ortiz was shot in the back by a motorcyclist and "the bullet went through his stomach," Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia told CNN.
Hand-picked successor sweeps to victory in Kazakhstan vote
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took 70.8% of the vote in Sunday's election, the Central Election Commission said, with his nearest rival, opposition candidate Amirzhan Kosanov, taking 16.2%.