Author: EUAN MCKIRDY, CNN

Duterte's children elected as Philippines president consolidates power

Three of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's children posted resounding victories in the country's midterm elections this week as voters responded to what was largely seen as a referendum on the controversial leader's first three years in office with a strong vote of support.

UNICEF: Half a million children at risk in Libya

More than half a million children are at "direct risk" in Libya as renegade general Khalifa Haftar's forces advance on the United Nations-recognized government in the capital of Tripoli, according to UNICEF.

Pakistan accuses India of planning 'new aggression'

Pakistan's foreign minister says the government has "reliable intelligence" that India was planning an attack next week -- claims its nuclear neighbor immediately dismissed as "irresponsible and preposterous."

Japanese space probe attempts to 'bomb' asteroid

Japan's space agency has attempted to detonate an explosive charge on an asteroid some 195 million miles from Earth, in hopes of creating a crater and collecting samples to shed light on the origin of the solar system.