Yemen’s Houthis have charged Intisar al Hammadi with committing an indecent act by modelling and with drug possession and Human Rights Watch says the rebels reportedly threatened to subject her to a “virginity test”.
A spring desert wind laced with radioactive dust has struck France, but it's nothing compared to what Algerians have faced as a result of France's testing of nuclear weapons in former colonies.
For over 50 years, France deliberately concealed the impact of radioactive contamination from its tests on the Pacific island which infected almost "entire population" of French Polynesia, a new investigation reveals.
Although it is unlikely that the former president will spend any time in prison, he is found guilty of trying to bribe a judge and influence peddling and sentenced to three years in prison, two years of which are suspended.
Eritrean Ibrahim Omer is the first-ever African-origin Member of Parliament to be elected in New Zealand where he moved to from a refugee camp in Sudan.
The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 19.8 million people and has killed more than 730,000. Here are the latest updates for August 9:
With South Pacific countries not yet ready to reopen due to coronavirus pandemic, a family along with hundreds of other sailors, is finding no way forward, no way back, and doesn't want to abandon their boat.
Samoa's island population of just 200,000 has been gripped by the highly infectious disease that has killed 81 people, most of them babies and young children, and infected more than 5,600 people.
The immunisation, carried out under emergency powers, is a desperate bid to halt measles infection rates that have been inexorably rising since mid-October, with most of the victims young children.
In all, 53 people have died since late October. Most of those who have died have been babies and young infants, including 23 babies aged under 12 months and another 25 children aged between 1 and 4 years.
Officials declared a state of emergency and said a compulsory immunisation programme was making progress, with more than 17,000 people vaccinated in the past five days.
Hundreds of mourners packed a church service and children held vigils on downtown streets as Tonga observed a national holiday to bid farewell to prime minister Akilisi Pohiva at a state funeral.
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