At least 31 people have been killed, and a further 35 wounded, following a suicide bombing at a crowded marketplace in Iraq.
Two US Army Rangers who were killed in fighting with Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan this week may have been hit by friendly fire, according to the Pentagon.
At least 12 people have been killed, and a hospital severely damaged, following Syrian or Russian airstrikes in the rebel-held Idlib province of Syria.
At least 24 policemen have been killed, following an attack by suspected Maoist rebels, in central India.
At least 140 Afghan soldiers have been killed, following an attack by Taliban suicide attackers, disguised as army personal, on an army base in the country’s north.
North Korea has warned that it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks” should the United States take any provocative action in the region.
At least 22 people have been killed, and dozens of others wounded, following a bomb blast amid a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo.
At least 16 people have been killed, following the collapse of a huge rubbish dump onto their homes, in Sri Lanka.
United States forces have reportedly dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat on eastern Afghanistan, targeting a tunnel network used by Islamic State militants.
At least five people have been killed, and several more wounded, following a suicide bomb attack, claimed by Islamic State militants, in the Afghan capital, Kabul.