We focus on life under martial law in the Filipino city of Marawi. Many people have died as the government fights militants linked to the Islamic State group. Most of the city's 200,000 residents have fled. Rescuers fear that hundreds of people may still be trapped as fighting continues, and that many of them face starvation or have been killed in the crossfire.
Also, more than 100 countries are attending the World Expo in Kazakhstan. While the former Soviet state is eager to show off how far it's come, the country ranks among the worst in terms of press freedom.
And the producer of an Afghan TV show says: "In a country full of tragedies, we make people laugh". Despite receiving threats, the creators believe laughter really is the best medicine for a country ravaged by war.