At least five people are believed to have been killed after a rocket struck close to the entrance of a trade fair in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
At least 23 people have been killed, and more than 60 injured, following a train crash in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
A military policeman has been injured after being attacked outside Taiwan’s presidential building by a man wielding a samurai sword.
At least 140 people are believed to have been killed after a fuel tanker burst into flames near the Pakistani city of Ahmedpur East.
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.