A report by UK-based charity Save the Children has revealed the effects of Syria's civil war on its youngest generation. The NGO compiled testimonies from children who had found shelter at refugee camps in neighbouring countries. Those accounts revealed eyewitness tales of abuse, torture and death, either against family members or against the children themselves. The NGO says the abuse is being carried out by both loyalist soldiers and the rebels.
Since rising to power on a wave of popular enthusiasm, South African President Jacob Zuma has been grappling with mass strikes and the country's first recession in 17 years. We take a closer look at his first 100 days in office.
Three decades after China introduced drastic measures to limit population growth, the country is running out of labour resources to feed its insatiable economy, prompting a radical rethink of the "one child" policy.
A Maltese-registered ship, the Arctic Sea, was supposed to reach Algeria on August 4 but disappeared. There has been no communication from the crew of the since the end of July. Focus looks at theories about what happened.