JAPAN – The death toll after record rainfall in Japan, resulting in floods and landslides, has risen to 199 as of Thursday. Search and rescue operations continue.

UK – The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from U.S. President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the fragile security situation there, Reuters reports.

NIGERIA – In what the Christian Association of Nigeria is calling a “pure genocide”, 238 more Christians were killed and churches desecrated by Muslims last week in the west African nation. This brings the death toll of Christians to more than 6,000 since the start of 2018.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Bosnia are rising as the country struggles to cope with the growing influx of migrants trying to make their way into the EU via a new Balkan route, Ruptly reports.