Abdulai Gbla (62) managed to rebuild a shelter with scrap metal and nails. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Nearly a week after a devastating fire in a slum in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, many of the more than 7,000 people rendered homeless are still s(...)

Ayoung woman  burns wooden sticks near the rubble of a mud house after it collapsed following an earthquake at Dhallbedi Peernder village in Awaran district, southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan. Photograph: Naseer Ahmed/Reuters

The death toll from an earthquake in southwestern Pakistan has reached 515, with insurgent attacks threatening relief efforts and survivors complai(...)