- 45 dead after ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul
A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul, killing at least 45 people.
- Eight children drown in Vietnamese river
Eight children aged between four and 15 drowned while playing in a northern Vietnamese river.
- WATCH: Tensions mar handover of house for Coligny's mother
The mother of the teenager whose murder divided Coligny appeared to be unimpressed when Premier Job Mokgoro handed over the keys to her new home.
- Equal use of #IndigenousLanguages a human right, says Ramaphosa
The government has dedicated this year's Human Rights Day commemorations to the promotion of indigenous languages, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
- Islamic State claims credit for Kabul blasts that leave six dead
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for three explosions in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that left six dead.
- #LionAir crash: Third pilot was on plane's next-to-last flight
A third pilot was on a Lion Air flight that encountered technical problems the night before the same plane crashed on October 29, investigators said.
- PICS: Intelligence agents detain Guaido's chief of staff, ransack home
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff following a pre-dawn raid.
- #CycloneIdai: Fear of more deaths as massive lake forms in Mozambique
Rescue workers in Mozambique fear that thousands more may have fallen victim to floods which have left a 125km lake after Cyclone Idai.
- #HumanRightsDay: 'We need a new land deal', says PAC
South Africa needs a new deal on land reform that will benefit all its black citizens, Narius Moloto, the leader of the PAC said in Sharpeville.
- Maimane: No human rights until every home has a job
DA leader Mmusi Maimane spent much of his Human Rights Day in three informal settlements in Bekkersdal promising jobs to improve residents’ lives.
- PICS: Ramaphosa flaunts language skills in #HumanRightsDay speech at Sharpeville
President Ramaphosa delivered his Human Rights Day address in Sharpeville where 69 people were killed during a protest against pass books in 1960 in no less than four languages.
- Civil servants in Zimbabwe get measly cost of living adjustment
Zimbabwe has awarded a $129 local currency cost of living adjustment to civil servants, as the economy continues to crumble amid inflation.
- Coligny teen's mom wears EFF T-shirt as she receives house from ANC-led province
Agnes Mosweu arrived at the handover, organised by the ANC-run North West government, dressed in a signature Economic Freedom Fighters red T-shirt.
- #Loadshedding: Cape Town businesses buckling under strain
Small business owners in Cape Town spoke to Tracey Adams about the frequent power outages which they say are affecting their businesses severely.
- Robert Sobukwe’s moral courage, and pain, revealed in prison letters
A collection of prison letters provides a peek into the suffering of South African liberation hero Robert Sobukwe.
- LOOK: Escaped wallaby goes walkabout in Dallas!
A wallaby who apparently escaped his owners went on a walkabout in an East Dallas neighbourhood before being recaptured.
- WATCH: Housing activists 'occupy' Rondebosch golf course on #HumanRightsDay
Around 200 Reclaim the City activists took over Rondebosch Golf Course to protest City’s failure to redistribute public land for affordable housing.
- Americans should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report, says Trump
President Donald Trump believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."
- Australia evacuates 2 000 people from Cyclone Trevor's path
Authorities are moving about 2 000 people inland from part of Australia's northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit on Saturday.