A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as rigged with results preordained by Moscow.
The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Pakistan, where a deadly monsoon season has led to severe flooding, and fear of disease is on the rise while medical care is hard to find.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony on Friday in the Kremlin when four regions of Ukraine will be officially folded into Russia, the Kremlin's main spokesperson told reporters.
Fears are growing amid India's Rohingya refugee community that they will be deported back to Myanmar, which is under military control, after Indian government officials reiterated their stance that the Rohingya are "illegal foreigners".