An interim president dissolves the parliament - a move described as illegal by lawmakers.
Girls in one of Nairobi's toughest neighbourhoods are learning to defend themselves by boxing.
Tens of thousands dressed in white are marching through Hong Kong in its biggest protest in years.
It comes after months of protests in Albania, with calls on Prime Minister Edi Rama to resign.
The pro-democracy movement responds to the military crackdown which left dozens dead.
Why the Emir of Kano's power is waning, eroding years of tradition in the Muslim north.
Curdi in western India was submerged in 1986. But for one month, waters recede to reveal its remnants.
South Korea's dogs have to go for walkies in some of the worst air in the developed world.
Many people have come to Japan's ‘wind phone’ after losing family in the 2011 tsunami.
Engineers in Canada have devised a machine they say can clean small pieces of plastic from Hawaii's "Trash Beach".