The Afghan government has sent reinforcements to the besieged southern district of Helmand province, after Taliban militants captured large parts of the area. Fighting continues as army and police arrive to help security forces.
Burundi has rejected a 5,000 member peacekeeping mission the African Union said last week it would send to the country. There are fears that Burundi is sliding into a civil war.
A young migrant worker has been rescued alive from the rubble of a weekend landslide that wiped out an industrial park in southern China. Authorities say 19-year-old Tian Zeming was rescued early Wednesday morning at the Heng-tai-yu Industrial Park in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.
From the VOA news center in Washington, I’m Dave DeForest. That’s the latest world news from VOA.