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People gather on the roof of a house submerged by floods in Buzi in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images

The fierce winds and torrential rains slammed into three of the poorest countries on Earth, upending the lives of more than one million people in a ma(...)

Indian soldiers inspect the remains of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district, outside Srinagar Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

Tensions between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan escalated sharply on Wednesday, following conflicting claims by both of having shot down each(...)

Venezuelan migrants wait for food outside La Divina Pastora shelter in Villa del Rosario, Colombia, at the border with Venezuela, on February 13th, 2019. Photograph:  Luis Robayo

When Maria Duran had her first child in Venezuela in 2013 she encountered no problems. But by the time she gave birth to her second, 18 months ago, “e(...)

Forensic police officers investigate an abandoned car alleged to have been used by militants in the dusitD2 attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel and office com(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

Latisha Stanley surveys the wreckage of the mobile home park where she lives in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Photograph: Emily Kask/New York Times

Rescuers used heavy equipment and search dogs on Friday to look for people trapped or killed in the Florida Panhandle towns devastated by Hurricane Mi(...)

An elderly women walks past a cemetery covered by the rubble and debris of buildings that were destroyed by the tsunami  in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photograph:  Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Hungry survivors of an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia said on Wednesday they were scavenging for food on farms as President Joko Widodo made a se(...)

A refugee couple reach the Croatian border near Velika Kladusa in  Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 13th, 2018. Photograph: Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is a saying in and around Velika Kladusa in northwest Bosnia, the latest pressure point on the Balkan migration route, which captures the local (...)

North and South Korean family members meet during a reunion at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Photograph: Yonhap via Reuters

Siblings long assumed dead and parents who were separated from their children have come face to face for the first time in more than six decades as 89(...)

A woman wearing a mask walks in front of her burnt house in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on Thursday following this week’s devastating wildfires. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

The first fire alarm sounded in Kineta, a town an hour west of Athens, the capital, at 12.30pm on Monday. Then, at 4.57pm, authorities received calls (...)

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