The Philippine health department has declared a polio outbreak in the country nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease.
Two alleged leaders of a predominantly Christian militia involved in a bitter conflict with Muslim forces in the Central African Republic have appeared at the International Criminal Court for a hearing at which prosecutors will seek to persuade judges that there is sufficient evidence to send the suspects to trial.
China's foreign ministry has accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and urged the U.S. to stop interfering in China's internal affairs.
German prosecutors say a far-right extremist arrested over the killing of a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is also now suspected in the attempted killing of an Iraqi asylum-seeker.
French authorities say six unidentified thieves have broken into one of France's most opulent chateaus, tied up its owners and escaped with at least 2 million euros' ($2.2 million) worth of jewels and cash.
Israelis are coming to grips with an uncertain political future two days after an election that left the country's two main political parties deadlocked and with no clear path to a coalition government.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is strongly rejecting claims by five human rights groups that he hasn't condemned the Chinese government's detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, saying he has spoken out forcefully.