A Greek fighter jet lost power during take-off, crashing and killing at least 10 people at a military airbase in central Spain.
A large cruise ship, carrying more than 1’000 people, was left stricken without power off the coast of Morocco after an engine room fire.
Kurdish fighters have reportedly captured a strategic hilltop just outside of the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, in the ongoing fight with the Islamic State.
The number of infections from the Ebola virus in the current outbreak has now surpassed 16’000 cases, with a death toll of over 7’000.
The Islamic State has released another video to the international community, this time displaying another British citizen they hold hostage.