At least 33 people have been killed across Pakistan following a series of violence and bombings on the day of the country’s general elections.
At least 50 people have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings and gun attacks in southern Syria, while some reports putting the death toll as high as more than 100 dead.
Hundreds of people are reportedly missing after flash floods hit a number of villages, following the collapse of an under-construction dam in southeastern Laos.
Japan has declared the current heatwave sweeping the country as a natural disaster, as the death toll continues to rise – currently sitting at 65 deaths in the past week.
A Russian transport plane has crashed in Syria killing all 26 passengers and six crew members believed to have been on board, the defence ministry says.
Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus, activists say.
Sixty-six people on board a passenger plane that crashed in Iran’s Zargos mountains are feared to have been killed.
Four people have been arrested by police in Pakistan, accused of stealing spinal fluid from women and attempting to sell it.
A suicide bombing has killed at least 40 people and injured 140 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say.
A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said.