A court in Iraq has sentenced a female German citizen to death for joining the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and helping the extremists carry out acts of terror against security forces in the crisis-stricken Arab country.
The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.
Pakistani authorities allowed an Indian national sentenced to death for spying to see his family for the first time since his arrest, a rare and highly-anticipated meeting arranged amid tight security in Islamabad.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned that at least 400,000 children could starve to death in the conflict-wracked Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) within months without emergency intervention.
A tropical cyclone that pounded Indonesia's main island of Java has killed 41 people, the country's disaster agency said on Wednesday, more than double the initial toll, with tens of thousands displaced by severe flooding and landslides.
The head of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen said on Monday that millions of Yemenis face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to those in need because of the continuing blockade of the war-ravaged country by Saudi Arabia.