Firefighters, municipal workers, police officers take part in a rescue operation in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Associated Press
Football legend Pele was taken to a Paris hospital as a precaution on Wednesday after suffering from an "infection" but is "doing well", according to members of his entourage.
The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stranded across the storm countries in southern Africa.
Iran moved on Saturday to evacuate more towns and villages threatened by floods after continued rain in the southwest of the country
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will not run against Narendra Modi. The Congress on Thursday announced that five-time MLA Ajay Rai will once again face Modi in Varanasi.
Wearing their black robes, some of the judges carried signs reading "judges for change" as they marched through central Khartoum, the witness said.
Sri Lanka's government has come under increasing pressure over the revelation it failed to act on intelligence about planned attacks, which claimed nearly 360 lives, and Hemasiri Fernando had been widely expected to step down.