A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned the UN in stark terms of the threat of a "bloodbath" in Kashmir, even invoking the possibility that its dispute with India over the territory could escalate into an all-out nuclear war.
Indian authorities have defended blocking opposition politicians from visiting Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it is to 'avoid controversy', weeks after stripping the restive region of its autonomy and imposing a major clampdown.
Officials in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 12 people were killed and 18 others injured after a bus fell into a rocky gorge along a mountainous road.
Violence has intensified in Indian-administered Kashmir as tension intensified in the disputed region.
Two soldiers and four suspected militants were killed Saturday in a fierce gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the de facto border with Pakistan, an army spokesman said.
All 7 people on board, six pilgrims and the pilot have been killed when a helicopter crashed in Indian Kashmir after leaving a popular Hindu shrine in the mountainous region, police say.
Stores, businesses and schools have slammed shut across Indian-controlled Kashmir after separatists called a strike to protest a series of assassination-style killings over the past week.
Hundreds of protesters has clashed with riot police in Indian Kashmir after the brother of a rebel leader was killed by government forces.
Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan have moved to higher ground as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert.
The floodwaters are finally receding in much of Kashmir, but health experts worry a crisis could be looming with countless bloated livestock floating across the waterlogged region
Three men suspected of belonging to a Pakistan-based militant organisation were arrested on Thursday transporting weapons and ammunition towards Indian Kashmir, police said.
Overnight, the Valley has been plunged in doom and gloom. Tens of thousands of Indian troops have been mobilised to join the most militarised piece of real estate on earth, writes Iqbal Jassat.
The death toll from a militant attack on an army base in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir climbed to 10, police said, as a seige at the compound stretched into a second day.
At least 24 people killed, including 20 soldiers, in a series of avalanches in Indian-administered Kashmir.
The cackle and cry of Kashmir's annual bird migration has long been a welcome ruckus for those living in the Indian-controlled Himalayan territory. It signals the summer's end, the coming snows and the global importance of Kashmir's environment for species arriving from as far as northern Europe and Japan.
Gunmen have shot and killed a 3-year-old boy and his father in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police say.
Officials say two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenager during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses.
Indian Kashmir residents have described horrors after the worst floods in a century, as some deal bloated bodies floating in surrounding waters.
Teenage all-girl rock band, Pragaash, are facing threats from conservative Muslim groups in their home of Kashmir. Watch.
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