Cameraman films a damaged car at the site of a blast in Kabul. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Three bombings have struck the Afghan capital, killing at least 10 people including five women and one child, officials said. Thursday morning’s firs(...)

Migrants carry the remains of their belongings from among rubble at Tajoura  detention centre in Tripoli on Wednesday, after it was hit by an air strike. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Refugees and migrants who survived a deadly attack on a detention centre in Libyan capital Tripoli are calling for evacuation, while blaming European (...)

Sudan’s ruling military council for the first time admitted  that it had ordered the dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside securi(...)

Police operate a checkpoint at the border crossing near Kasindi in eastern Congo on Wednesday. Photograph: Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP

The Ugandan government has called on its citizens to report anyone displaying Ebola symptoms, as the second largest outbreak of the disease in recorde(...)

Women in high heels walk at a business district in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japan’s health minister said in response to a petition seeking a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work that such dress code expectations a(...)

Health workers dressed in Ebola protective suits place a coffin containing the body of an Ebola patient to a truck at an Ebola treatment centre in the DRC. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the health ministry has said, and aid agencies exp(...)

Yumi Ishikawa, leader and founder of the KuToo movement, poses after a press conference in Tokyo on June 3rd. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #K(...)

A still image taken from  video footage shows smoke rising from the site of a blast at an explosives plant in the town of Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Region, Russia, on Saturday.  Photograph: Elena Sorokina/Reuters

Seventy-nine people were injured when several blasts at the Kristall explosives plant shook the central Russian town of Dzerzhinsk on Saturday, the R(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan  performs during a dress rehearsal ahead of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Reuters/ Ronen Zvulun

Ireland’s Eurovision entry, Sarah McTernan, takes to the stage in the contest’s second semi-final on Thursdsay in Tel Aviv, hoping to become only the (...)

A still image shows the burnt-out Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger plane. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Both flight recorders have been recovered from the plane that caught fire while making an emergency landing in Moscow, killing 41 people, Russian offi(...)

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