Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law during the five-month siege to the Philippines' southern city of Marawi.
US Secretary of State Tilllerson called on African nations on Friday to do more to isolate North Korea, which seeks relationships with the continent.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated his forces on Friday on retaking the last Iraqi town that was held by Islamic State.
At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record.
Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
China voted to extend a national anthem law to Hong Kong, another reminder that Beijing aims to fully incorporate the city into the mainland legal system.
The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in 2 years visited the country's capital to try to improve relations between the two countries.
Zimbabwe President Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest, attending a graduation ceremony in the capital.
The U.S. Congress on Thursday sent President Donald J. Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military.