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.
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.
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.
Police in Canada have confirmed that 14 people were killed when a lorry and a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided on Friday evening.
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.
At least 38 people have died in Ethiopia after the bus they were travelling in plunged off a cliff, officials say.
A fire has killed 24 people at a drug rehabilitation centre in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, officials have said.
Syrian government forces have killed more than 500 civilians during a week of intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Damascus, activists say.