Tokyo elects first female governor

Tokyo elects first female governor

August 1, 2016 - 10:19 AMT  06:19 GMT
A key task will be smoothing the city's troubled road to the 2020 Olympics, hit by a series of embarrassing scandals and soaring costs.
Rebels launch major assault on government-held parts of Aleppo

Rebels launch major assault on government-held parts of Aleppo

August 1, 2016 - 10:01 AMT  06:01 GMT
Aleppo, Syria's biggest city before the outbreak of the conflict, has been divided between govt forces and rebels since the summer of 2012.
Turkey culls nearly 1,400 from army in large-scale crackdown

Turkey culls nearly 1,400 from army in large-scale crackdown

August 1, 2016 - 09:47 AMT  05:47 GMT
The scale of Erdogan's crackdown has unnerved Turkey's NATO allies, fuelling tension between Ankara and the West.
Yerevan sees mass rally as armed group surrenders (Updating)

Yerevan sees mass rally as armed group surrenders (Updating)

August 1, 2016 - 09:39 AMT  05:39 GMT
Hundreds took to the central streets of the Armenian capital on learning about the decision of the group to surrender.