Residents in some regions of northeastern Japan woke up to flooded roads on Thursday (August 4) following torrential rains overnight. Television footage showed inundated roads and partially submerged houses in Yamagata prefecture.
"Atrocious" and "depraved": British and European dailies express their horror over Russian air strikes on a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. EU leaders are meeting in Versailles to discuss defence strategies and find consensus on sanctions; we look at some coverage. Also, European capitals have begun renaming the streets of their Russian embassies in honour of the Ukrainian resistance. Finally, we bring you the sports pages after Paris Saint Germain's loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The popular Lagos yellow taxis may soon disappear from Lagos roads and streets. The government is not only taking the rickety cars off the streets, it plans to replace them with blue and white painted mini SUVs and saloon vehicles.
Thousands of Malians take to the streets after the junta calls for protests against sanctions imposed by the West African regional bloc ECOWAS. On the 11th anniversary of Ben Ali's ouster, hundreds of demonstrators in Tunisia defy a ban on public gatherings to protest against President Kais Saied's power grab. And we'll bring you the latest from the Africa Cup of Nations, our reporters on the ground have all the day's action.
7 Dec 2021
Thousands of Sudanese protest across the country in a show of anger over a government deal that reinstated the prime minister but gave the military majority control. Also, Gambia's president wins re-election, but the opposition is crying foul. One competitor has since accepted the result, but two others are refusing to. Finally, protesters take to South African beaches in opposition to oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say the project endangers marine animals and tourism.
30 Oct 2021
Since hanging up his gloves, former Nigerien heavyweight boxing champion Abdoul Aziz Ousseini has turned to combating the issue of the neglected so-called 'street children' in the capital Niamey. Every weekend, Aziz dedicates his time to helping these young people, teaching them the skills of the sport and giving them a new occupation. One of his trainees has already won three West African titles, saying that Aziz helped "wake him up".
11 Sep 2021
Supporters of different political parties take to the streets of Morocco in campaign rallies ahead of parliamentary and local elections that will determine the fate of the decade-old ruling Islamist PJD party, even if it does not hold strategic ministries. First elected in 2011, the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) hopes to win a third term this year, having clung on to power at the head of coalitions for the whole intervening decade.
22 Aug 2021
Thousands hit the streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina to protest against President Alberto Fernandez's government.
14 Jul 2021
Naked and semi-clothed cyclists take part in the World Naked Bike Ride in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. The global event aims to raise awareness of the threat posed to cyclists by cars, CO2 emissions and aggressive drivers.
1 Jul 2021
Every two weeks, the Soweto-based cycling crew, Biking Bandits, host a 'Homies Night ride', an evening route through the streets of Soweto. The nighttime jaunts have infiltrated urban hip culture since starting in March, attracting scores of young black riders across the township famous as the birthplace of the anti-apartheid movement.
19 Jan 2021
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urges Russians to stage mass anti-government protests during a court hearing after his arrest on arrival in Moscow from Germany.