Vast swathes of land are underwater in India's Assam state, as incessant monsoon rains burst the banks of swollen rivers and strand thousands of people in cut-off villages.
Attackers shot dead at least 36 people and destroyed buildings in a night raid on a village near the central Nigerian city of Jos, officials said on Wednesday (August 25), in an area hit by repeated ethnic clashes. The gunmen went house to house killing residents in Yelwa Zangam late on Tuesday (August 24), a military spokesman said. Troops struggled to get to the area as a bridge had been destroyed, he added.
A wandering herd of 14 elephants have found themselves searching for food in the Chinese village of Xishuangbanna. The village chief barricades the village to protect its crops and people, while the community and a neighbouring nature reserve continue their attempts to conserve the majestic species.
Thousands hit the streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina to protest against President Alberto Fernandez's government.
The Nigerian authorities had negotiated with heavily armed gangs to secure the release of the villagers, according to local reports.
The villagers reportedly defended themselves with swords and home-made rifles against members of the ruling military junta. The soldiers "shot everything that moved," according to one resident.
Amid the senseless bloody massacre going on in the Republic of Congo, one baby has survived an attack on a village northeast of the country. The four-month-old was found by villagers and security men on the back of one of the victims of the overnight raid.
29 Feb 2020
Italian authorities have placed some 50,000 people in the country's north under de facto quarantine due to a rise in coronavirus infections. Villagers are adjusting to this new reality, Bernd Riegert reports from Italy.
21 Oct 2017
Civil war has left South Sudan in shambles. Food is scarce and efforts by the United Nations to provide supplies are scarcely enough to feed an undernourished population. Villagers walk many miles for food, hoping to avoid soldiers who steal their food, including government troops.