October Was Mexico's Deadliest Month On Record

October was the deadliest month in Mexico since the government first began recording homicides two decades ago, with a staggering 2,371 murder investigations opened nationwide last month. An average o...
23/11/2017 10:18 PM AEDT
COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH - NOVEMBER 02: Rohingya Muslim refugees carry their children as they walk on an earthen berm after crossing the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh near the Naf River on November 2, 2017 near Anjuman Para in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh to flee an offensive by Myanmar's military that the United Nations has called 'a textbook example of ethnic cleansing'. The refugee population continues to swell further, with thousands more Rohingya Muslims making the perilous journey on foot toward the border, or paying smugglers to take them across by water in wooden boats. Hundreds are known to have died trying to escape, and survivors arrive with horrifying accounts of villages burned, women raped, and scores killed in the 'clearance operations' by Myanmar's army and Buddhist mobs that were sparked by militant attacks on security posts in Rakhine state on August 25, 2017. What the Rohingya refugees flee to is a different kind of suffering in sprawling makeshift camps rife with fears of malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases. Aid organizations are struggling to keep pace with the scale of need and the staggering number of them - an estimated 60 percent - who are children arriving alone. Bangladesh, whose acceptance of the refugees has been praised by humanitarian officials for saving lives, has urged the creation of an internationally-recognized 'safe zone' where refugees can return, though Rohingya Muslims have long been persecuted in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. World leaders are still debating how to confront the country and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who championed democracy, but now appears unable or unwilling to stop the army's brutal crackdown. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Apartheid In Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims Trapped In 'Open-Air Prison'

Myanmar's brutal and internationally-condemned purge of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," Amnesty International said in a scathing report released on Tuesday. Security forces in th...
22/11/2017 9:52 PM AEDT
President Donald Trump's taunts and insults directed at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “create an incentive for the North Koreans to stage provocations to show him up,” a nuclear nonproliferation expert said.

Experts Urge Trump: 'Stick To The Script' In Asia, Don't Provoke North Korea

As President Donald Trump makes his journey to Asia for a 12-day, five-country trip, international security experts are urging him to "stick to the script" and avoid making incendiary comments while d...
05/11/2017 6:50 AM AEDT
A Syrian infant suffering from severe malnutrition is carried by a nurse at a clinic in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on October 21, 2017.With her mother too undernourished to breastfeed her and her father unable to afford milk and supplements, the one-month-old Sahar, with protruding ribs under translucent skin and weighing less than two kilogrammes (just over 4 pounds), breathed her last on October 21. Only a trickle of humanitarian aid ever reaches the rebel-held eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus, under a tight blockade by regime forces since 2013. / AFP PHOTO / Amer ALMOHIBANY / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Amer ALMOHIBANY has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Hamouria] instead of [Kafr Batna]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo credit should read AMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Horrifying Death Of A Syrian Infant Underscores The Brutality Of Assad’s Siege Warfare

The Syrian regime is pushing the besieged suburb of eastern Ghouta “to the brink of catastrophe,” experts warn.
25/10/2017 11:09 AM AEDT
US President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2017.Trump announced he will not certify the Iran nuclear deal and warned that the US could leave the Iran deal 'at any time.' / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

As Trump Bashes Iran Deal, European Leaders Stand Up To Defend It

European powers are racing to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is decertifying the landmark agreement and leaving its fate up to Congress. Trump spoke about...
14/10/2017 6:39 AM AEDT