Members of the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) sit on mattresses under a tent as they fast. Their call for peaceful elections next week is an echo of the non-violent protests by female activists that famously helped to end Liberia's civil wars. — AFP

Liberian women fast for peaceful elections

Monrovia — Dressed in identical printed skirts, a hundred Liberian women knelt in prayer after another long day in three weeks of fasting, appealing once more that their country be spared of violence...
A woman pushes a relative to safety after the shooting at Las Vegas after Stephen Paddock shot dead 59 and injured more than 500 people

Over 50 shot dead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -At least 50 people have been killed and more than 200 injured after at least one gunman opened fire on concert-goers on the popular Las Vegas Strip in the US state of Nevada.
Riot police walk along a street in the English-speaking city of Buea, Cameroon

8 dead amid Cameroon Anglophone protests

BUEA/BAMENDA (Cameroon) — Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independen...