A giant forest fire swept across swathes of South Korea on Friday, as authorities declared a rare national disaster, deploying 900 fire engines and tens of thousands of personnel to bring it under control.
Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has officially announced the end of military operations in the city of Sirte following the recent liberation of the coastal city from the grips of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.
A judge in the US state of South Carolina has declared a mistrial in the prosecution of a white former police officer who shot dead an unarmed African American man last year, sparking weeks of protest.
Decades of vaccination efforts have led to the eradication of measles in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced, saying that the region has become the first in the world to become free of the endemic measles.
Hungary’s Interior Minister Sandor Pinter says Budapest is declaring a state of emergency in response to a “crisis situation” related to refugees and plans to strengthen the country’s border protection.