The week's best news and sport photos, from California wildfires and Vietnam floods, to the battle for Raqqa, Kenya election protests and Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis.
Millions of Liberians headed to the polls this week to elect a new leader, as incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is stepping down after two terms in office.
The court found that Timol did not kill himself by jumping from a 10th-floor window, as authorities said at the time in 1971.
Seven men accused of cannibalism appeared at the Estcourt Magistrate's Court in case that rocked KwaZulu-Natal province.
The demonstrations came after opposition leader Raila Odinga shocked the country by withdrawing his candidacy for a re-run of August's disputed presidential election.
Authorities urged residents to remain indoors as severe weather conditions are expected to improve by 11 October.
Violence prompted the UN to pull staff from two districts as vigilantes looking for vampires erected roadblocks raising security concerns.
Mugabe replaced the vice president, who was once viewed a front-runner to succeed 93-year-old leader.
The accused, Hassan Salih, 36, works for the Sudanese mission to the United Nations as a "second officer".
New research says factors such as rape and slavery fuel terrorism globally and provide fertile ground for captives to develop feelings of sympathy for and loyalty to abductors.
A woman was forced commit public incest and beheaded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after she served a "forbidden fish" to armed rebels, who then drank her blood.
The 56-year-old South African woman was initially charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The video prompted Delhi police to launch a probe in the case of assault and one arrest has been made.
The UN pulls out staff from two districts in Malawi after mob attacks on people accused of vampirism left at least five dead.
He asked Hollywood actor to use commercial satellites to document evidence of war crimes committed by Gaddafi and his general during Libyan civil war.