Amal Fathy faces two years in jail for criticising the state for failing to tackle sexual harassment.
Organisers had planned to release 130,000 balloons at a Manila nightclub to ring in the new year.
An official says people did not take precautions as the storm was not classed as a typhoon.
Dr Nancy Grace Roman, the first woman to hold a senior leadership position at Nasa, has died at 93.
Rights groups call the Philippine president’s comments “repulsive” and “unworthy of his position”.
Revellers in Australia and New Zealand say goodbye to 2018 and get the celebrations officially underway.
Afro-Argentines often feel like they’ve been written out of history and are mistaken for foreigners in their own country.
Clashes between ruling party and opposition supporters have resulted in 17 deaths.
Dylema leads us through key events on the continent this year in a specially commissioned poem.
Lederhosen and dirndl dresses are making a comeback in Austria.