Leda Refugee Camp (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Berlin (AFP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to sail to victory in Germany's general elections on Sunday but her win is likely to be clouded by the entry of an Islamophobic hard-right party in parliament and prospects of tough coalition talks.
Berlin (AFP) - German voters will head to the polls for a general election on September 24, with surveys giving Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives a double-digit lead over their closest rivals, the Social Democrats.
Alleged police whistleblower Rick Flori has announced he will run as an independent at the next state election in the Gold Coast seat of Southport.
A survey of women with breast cancer has found those with private health insurance had higher out-of-pocket costs than those without.
Yangon (AFP) - Cartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.
Senior government minister Greg Hunt isn't about to offer New Zealand advice how they should resolve their deadlocked election result.
New Delhi (AFP) - Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security challenges look set to dominate the agenda when US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits India this week.
Berlin (AFP) - If popular Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a US presidential-style vote, she would almost certainly win by a landslide -- but things are not so simple under Germany's complex election system.
San Juan (AFP) - Authorities in Puerto Rico rushed Saturday to evacuate people living downriver from a dam said to be in danger of collapsing because of flooding from Hurricane Maria.
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - A high-school dropout who grafted his way into the EU corridors of power, Germany's Martin Schulz is used to battling the odds.
Berlin (AFP) - Angela Merkel has been derided as Europe's "austerity queen", cheered as a saviour by refugees and hailed as the new "leader of the free world".
Berlin (AFP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to victory in elections Sunday but also to face the breakthrough into parliament of hard-right populists for the first time in Germany's post-war history.
Atlanta (AFP) - Paul Casey has been flying under the radar heading into the Tour Championship but the Englishman emerged from a star-studded leaderboard on Saturday to seize a two-shot lead heading into the final round.
Lille (France) (AFP) - Nearly 200 residents of a wealthy suburb of the northern French city of Lille were evacuated Saturday night after five gas cylinders were found in a car, police said, while playing down the likelihood of it being terrorist-related.
The Commonwealth Bank's decision to no longer charge customers of other banks to withdraw cash from its ATMs has put pressure on other banks to follow suit.
Wellington (AFP) - Both of New Zealand's major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters Sunday after the country's general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A general's comment that the military could be forced to intervene in Brazil's corruption crisis has rattled a country that only exited a two-decades long dictatorship in 1985.