Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, which is home to 3.5 million people. There is no electricity in the US territory and no clean water, but the US president ignored the disaster for five days, only to tweet that the islanders are to blame for their misfortune.
The international community has stepped up sanctions against the country, which is allegedly a threat to others with its nuclear programmes. Long considered a rogue state, Pyongyang continues to fuel tensions in the region with frequent missile launches.
Donald Trump waded into another feud when he said athletes who kneel during the national anthem should be fired, in reference to Colin Kaepernick's act of protest. Now the US president is facing backlash from the sports world.
The Rohingya, a Muslim group indigenous to Rakhine state, have been described as "one of the world's most persecuted minorities". Targeted by the country's Buddhist community, many were killed or forced to flee their homes.