At least 49 people have been killed by wildfires in the eastern part of Greece’s Attica region, near the city of Athens – the country’s worst fire crisis in more than a decade.
At least 53 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo.
A gunman, claiming to be a member of Islamic State, has taken at least one person hostage in a supermarket in Trèbes, in the south of France.
A fire has killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, officials have said.
Four people have been killed, and a further four injured, following a shooting at a Christian church in the Russian republic of Dagestan.
A Russian plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed after vanishing from radars as it left a Moscow airport, heading for the Urals.
A man has killed himself and injured at least seven others after setting off two hand grenades in a courtroom in eastern Ukraine.
War crimes suspect Slobodan Praljak, who had claimed to have drank poison during the verdict of his final appeals case in a court in The Hague, has died.
A war crimes suspect, Slobodan Praljak, has reportedly drank poison after a verdict was announced during an appeal hearing in The Hague.
According to Catalan police, at least 337 people have been injured following clashes after national police attempted to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum.