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(...)

A soldier stands guard outside a mosque ahead of the Friday noon prayer in Colombo  following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed to be linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suici(...)

Afghan security forces rescue people after an explosion followed by gunfire in the ministry of communication and information technology in the centre of Kabul. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in(...)

Libyan National Army (LNA) members, commanded by Khalifa Haftar, head out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, Libya. Photograph: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters

The United States evacuated its small contingent of troops from the Libyan capital Sunday as rival militias raced to stop the forces of an aspiring st(...)

Flame and smoke are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Photograph: Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Israeli aircraft hit what were termed “Hamas targets” across the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after a rocket fired from Gaza destroyed a home in centr(...)

A still image taken from a video footage shows a rescuer carring a 10-month-old child found alive in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed after a suspected gas blast. Photograph: via  Reuters TV

Russian emergency services have found an 11-month-old baby boy alive in the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed in a gas explosion, after a bi(...)

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